In Apple’s press conference about their piece of shit iPhone 4 antenna, they pretty much denied that there was an issue, yet offered a solution anyway (free case anyone?). Feeling gulity much? Apple also ripped on RIM, Nokia and HTC that all these smartphones have antenna problems. That is bullshit. They’re just trying to make themselves look bad.
As much as I hate Blackberries and think Droids are better, I hate Apple more. So I applaud RIM’s statement, which pretty much says in a nice way: “Hey Apple, you fucked up. Don’t drag us into this and tell people all phones with internal antennas have this issue – our antennas are fine”
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.