This one goes out to the world surrounding the iPhone issues and misused tissues. Your phone has bad reception, Steve Jobs says just avoid holding it like that. You paid hundreds of dollars and you expect to hold your phone all willie-nillie?! Who do you think you’re dealing with? Even Rick James knows,
He’s Steve Jobs, bitch!
Then he holds a conference and decides that he wants to give everyone free bumpers. Sure they may look good but some people, like myself, hate cases on phones so that’s a whale of a fail. To top off the entire thing, Steve then goes at other phones including HTC, and BlackBerry devices. I’m obviously focusing on the BlackBerry fiasco. He basically tried to say that every phone has its spots of service fails if held certain ways. So, he pretty much tried to make the general public believe that this wasn’t a bad iPhone 4 design, but a general cell phone occurrence. What he received next makes me smile.
RIM replies to Steve Jobs’ claims with this:
“Apple’s attempt to draw RIM into Apple’s self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple’s claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public’s understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple’s difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage. One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple.”
Now I’m not focused on the politics really. I’m more focused on the fact that there is a Gandhi, and he allows things like this to happen, which make my world light up like the eyes of a soccer player when they hear the word “goal” being screamed and they think its them that got the goal in.
RIM pretty much said, in the most professional way possible,
“Go fuck yourself in a janitors closet on the 13th floor an abandoned building with your eyes crossed, Stevie!!”
That’s my interpretation at least.
So to all the people returning their iPhones, my boy Kris over at BlackBerry Empire has a solution for you! Go get a BlackBerry with your iPhone refund! :D