iPhone 4 dropping calls? Don’t hold it that way, says Steve Jobs

Is your iPhone 4 dropping calls? Steve says stop holding it like that.

In case you missed it earlier, the iPhone 4 is dropping calls when users hold the device in their left hands, or block the seam on the left side of the device. How sweet is that.

Well, I’m sorry Steve, but I’m left handed. I was born like that. As much as you like to think that everyone on the planet holds your phone with a right hand, you’d probably be shocked to know that a small population doesn’t fit your mould. But, given that four out of the five original Macintosh designers were left-handed, I’d think that you’d be a little more inclined to the plight of the left-handers.

What if Apple didn’t decide to create those bumpers for no reason. They knew they had a problem on their hands, and since Gizmodo went and ruined a release for everyone, Apple’s hands were tied. An announcement had to be made, and a half-designed device made it to production. Insert your favourite golf clap here.

Some would argue that i’m being a little bit paranoid, but it really has given me a reason to pause and think about it. Wanna buy our phone? Well, you should probably buy this crappy rubber as well so that it works.

I think Apple Inc just made my decision for me — I’ll be waiting for the next model.

I also find it hilarious that all the A-List reviewers who got their hands on one of these phones didn’t notice a problem at all. I say hilarious. You might say curious—tomato, toe-mat-o.

What’s the official word from Apple? It’s “a fact of life for every wireless phone,” and users should “avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases.” Classic.

Next up the iPhone 5. “Want to make a call? Step right into our reality distortion field first.”

Article Via The Loop

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