iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
- Reaction score
3 reports today that the manufacturers of the phones mentioned by Steve Jobs at the Apple press conference on Friday have reacted angrily to his singling out of their devices during his presentation. Jobs mentioned RIM's Blackberry Bold, as well as Nokia, Samsung and HTC handsets, and even showed photographs of the various devices to prove that it's not just the iPhone 4 that suffers from the "death grip" issue. Clearly very annoyed, RIM co-chief executives Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsille issued the following joint statement:
Samsung and HTC's responses were a little more measured, with both simply pointing out that they have had very few complaints regarding antenna issues, but Nokia, like RIM, was a little more forthright and pointed, responding:
"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."
Meanwhile, UK Apple network O2 has begged customers not to bother staff in O2 shops or on their customer help-line asking about free iPhone 4 cases.
"We prioritise antenna performance over physical design if they are ever in conflict."