The New iPhone's Crappy Reception

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Jason Chen translates Steve Jobs' reply to customers about faulty antennae:

In essence, don't hold it that way. Or, use a case. Both pretty horrible solutions to what is evidently a hardware problem. Meaning they probably can't fix this with a software update, or else Apple's statement would have included an item about their engineers working on the issue, and saying there will be a fix soon. Are they going to give out free cases so users can hold their phone in the way that feels natural? Like every other phone? Probably not.

The Rebel Alliance had similar sentiments over the iPad. Fast Company comes up with a cheap solution to the reception problem: scotch tape.

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