Gene Steinberg of The Tech Night Owl on smart phone makers comments about Apple’s iPhone 4 antenna design:
Whether HTC, Motorola, Nokia or Samsung, the spin control reads the same, using near-identical talking points playbooks. They know all about antennas, and Apple doesn’t, and is thus responsible for the alleged faulty design of the iPhone 4.
Apple being the new kid on the block and getting the first bloody nose.
I’ve yet to see any response that actually attempts to disprove Apple’s online demonstration showing how smartphones from RIM, HTC and Samsung react to various forms of death grips. In each case, Apple shows you exactly where the dead spot, or antenna, is located, and the physical position that will reliably cause signal attenuation.
Funny. I’ve been waiting to read a summary response from Nokia, RIM, Motorola, HTC, Samsung, et al that explains their obvious smart phone attenuation problems. I’m still waiting.
Gene nails it:
Worse, the manuals for a number of these products, such as those from Nokia and HTC, specifically warn customers against death grips. If you touch them in the wrong place, signal quality will degrade. How can they possibly claim with a straight face that the problem is primarily Apple’s when their own documentation and numerous demonstrations show precisely the reverse?
Antennagate is so over for Apple. I suspect that other smart phone makers will be happy when Antennagate is so over for them.