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24 07, 2010

Apple calls out another phone for signal issues… again

By |July 24th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

During the iPhone 4 press conference last week, Steve Jobs showed us the first few videos of their new web series: "Hey, these phones suck too."  We got a peak at BlackBerry, Samsung and HTC all demonstrating the same signal issue as the iPhone.  Since then, they've dedicated a whole page on their website to the accusation of other mobile companies.  They followed the pilot episode by adding the Nokia N97 Mini: this appeared to be directly related to Nokia's blog response.  We came across episod [...]

18 07, 2010

iPhone 4 press conference: “Antennagate”

By |July 18th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Steve Jobs called the iPhone 4 signal debacle "Antennagate" on Friday.  While explaining Apple's current public relations nightmare to the press, Steve explained what we've been wondering from the first whisperings of the problem... there's not really a problem.  We have more proof; and it's something they would never show you.  Watch the video above and you'll see our editor, Josh Carr, knocking out the signal on an iPhone 3G, an iPhone 3G[S] and an iPhone 4 (we would have included the 1st gene [...]

14 07, 2010

Why iPhone 4 is worth the money

By |July 14th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

(Editor's Note: From time to time, SocialApples.com will write editorial opinions... not just news.  This little gem came from our newly-inducted writer, JoshMac.  We'll also be introducing Robb Davidson and David Peterson (we'll link soon) into the mix shortly.  Normal news sites will say that the views expressed in the article don't necessarily represent the views of the company.  Here, they do.  While each writer may differ in opinion, we're all SocialApples.com -- you're all SocialApples.com [...]

13 07, 2010

iPhone 4 death grip… it’s hardware

By |July 13th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I'm surprised that so many people have this wrong... so surprised that I had to break my own rules and actually write a news article before our August launch date. The media has it wrong.  The iPhone 4 death grip does cause signal issues, but it's only on some iPhone 4's.  All of the mainstream news sources claim that it's just the way the iPhone 4 was designed.  If you hold the iPhone 4 like the picture to the right, you'll be able to kill your signal in some service areas with bad reception.   [...]

6 04, 2010

iPad Wi-Fi issues are your fault… says Apple

By |April 6th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A support article turned up yesterday on Apple's website that documents the issues that many users have been reporting with the iPad Wi-Fi connection. Honestly, we'd chalk most of this up to user error -- and that's exactly what Apple's doing. At least for now, Apple suggests that it's an issue with your wireless network. If you read through the notes below, it appears to be more common on non-Apple routers that utilize dual-band technology. If you have a network running wireless-g and a network [...]