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Video Daily: Whoopi Goldberg 'murders' her iPhone 4

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Jul 2010 1:28 User comments (14)

Video Daily: Whoopi Goldberg 'murders' her iPhone 4 If you have been following AfterDawn over the past two weeks, you have undoubtedly read about "antennagate," Apple's ongoing iPhone 4 situation.
The iPhone 4, due to flawed hardware engineering, drops phone calls when held in the left hand, as your hand covers the antenna.

Yesterday, CEO Steve Jobs announced the company would be providing free cases to iPhone 4 buyers, as the bumpers would eliminate the antenna issues.

Jobs says the number of dropped calls per dials is tiny, but so far the problem has been a PR disaster for Apple.

Whoopi Goldberg, of the popular TV show "The View," went on a rant yesterday about the iPhone and its dropped calls, saying it made her so angry that she threw the phone out of her car, "murdering" it.

Watch the video here:

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14 user comments

118.7.2010 4:16
ps2person
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Lol, they don't know how to use a smart phone. "I got my radar" Psh hahahaha. They obviously have issues because they are too old to understand the technology and how to use it. Der der der.

218.7.2010 5:47

LOL!! this is great my cousin wanted to get one and i cant be bothered getting one due to the fact the iPhone is not everything i wished for in a phone. The main aspect i would like in the new phones is a 64gig version and not to be soo locked down as the older phones are in regards to retrieving the information off them instead of having to use a third party recovery program

318.7.2010 11:37

this is the best ever! In your face Steve!

418.7.2010 11:59

Originally posted by ps2person:
Lol, they don't know how to use a smart phone. "I got my radar" Psh hahahaha. They obviously have issues because they are too old to understand the technology and how to use it. Der der der.
not too old to understand at all.just old enough to want value for our money and not some underengineered crap.

518.7.2010 12:18

Originally posted by ps2person:
Lol, they don't know how to use a smart phone. "I got my radar" Psh hahahaha. They obviously have issues because they are too old to understand the technology and how to use it. Der der der.
You can't use a smartphone unless you have one that works first. I've heard enough about the iPhone4 to know its a piece of trash with a trashy network. I did some traveling last week driving about 3 hours while my wife used her Droid on 3G coverage the entire time. You can not travel from city to city on att network without loosing 3g coverage making the iPhone an even more incapable le phone.

618.7.2010 17:18

My my, how quickly the mighty can fall...

719.7.2010 4:35

But are they falling? Apple's corporate belief seems to be, "There is no such thing as bad publicity"...and it has been working for the iPhone for more than 3 years now.

I honestly don't know why a phone with so many problems, both hardware and software, gets so much attention over something so small. At least there is a fix for this problem (or at least a band-aid). There still isn't a fix for the "whites appear yellow" screen problem...and it has been there since the 3GS!

819.7.2010 6:30
jabriel
Unverified new user

blackberry!

919.7.2010 8:46
thatme
Unverified new user

wasn't she in the T-mobile my touch commercials...

1019.7.2010 10:01

Personally I think I heard enough of iAnything for a while now; let the masses have their latest gizmo's, and lets focus media attention on something that actually matters.

In the meantime maybe Jobs can offer BP a band-aid for its oil cap, which may be cracked now..

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1119.7.2010 11:04

It isn't about a gizmo, nor is it about a problem with a gizmo. It is about a company that is larger than microsoft...a company that lies to their customers, to the general public, even to their stockholders...and does it in a way that draws more and more attention to the problem. Jobs had a chance to nip this quick...but he let it spin out of control for a very long time, and when he finally did something, it was not the promised fix, but a band-aid, and one that ruins the visual style of the phone. Jobs himself does not use the bumper, because he likes the design of the phone as is, and he was already in the practice of holding a phone like a jackass.

Apple lies all the time, but usually no one hears much about it. Steve made this big by failing to act on the problem, instead using delay tactics like a coming firmware update, and let's not forget his video on "The correct way to hold a cell phone"...that was to the media what a hundred pounds of red meat are to a starving grizzly bear.

I think steve needs to take a long vacation...he is clearly overworked...and he has been for a very long time.

1219.7.2010 11:08

Nice, someone should've picked up the phone, copied the addressbook to internet, ordered bunch of stuff charged to the phone bill and maybe make some bomb threats.
That should've thought her some respect for gadgets.

1319.7.2010 12:47

Originally posted by KillerBug:
It isn't about a gizmo, nor is it about a problem with a gizmo. It is about a company that is larger than microsoft...a company that lies to their customers, to the general public, even to their stockholders...and does it in a way that draws more and more attention to the problem. Jobs had a chance to nip this quick...but he let it spin out of control for a very long time, and when he finally did something, it was not the promised fix, but a band-aid, and one that ruins the visual style of the phone. Jobs himself does not use the bumper, because he likes the design of the phone as is, and he was already in the practice of holding a phone like a jackass.

Apple lies all the time, but usually no one hears much about it. Steve made this big by failing to act on the problem, instead using delay tactics like a coming firmware update, and let's not forget his video on "The correct way to hold a cell phone"...that was to the media what a hundred pounds of red meat are to a starving grizzly bear.

I think steve needs to take a long vacation...he is clearly overworked...and he has been for a very long time.
I agree. What pisses me off most about Jobs is that he only acts when pressured by the public and the media. He never offers anything but lame excuses for the problems. At first it was our fault for holding the phone wrong.

The only reason he is offering the free cases is because of the PR pressure this is giving him and his company.

1419.7.2010 15:10

I agree with you KillerBug, I still stand by its a gizmo tho or a gadget if people prefer;

And so I post a quote from RIM and if you view the attached link it will show other quotes from Samsung, Nokia, HTC and more regarding responses to Apple's press conference on Friday:

"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."

Lazaridis and Balsillie

Taken from :
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/19/...ve_jobs_claims/

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