Regis McKenna: 1984 Apple Ad “More Successful Than the Mac Itself.”

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Most people know about Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, but have you heard of Regis McKenna? McKenna was the mastermind behind the famous 1984 television commercial for Apple and he was the first ad and public relations guy. Looking back, he has some choice words to say.

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Radiation Detection App Rejected by Apple – Goes Through iPhone Jailbreak

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Apple has been under scrutiny for the iPhone 4′s flawed antenna which loses signal if users hold the device in a certain way. Israeli company Tawkon developed an app that lets iPhone users see and lower their exposure to cellphone radiation, and the app showed that the iPhone releases an increased amount of radiation when struggling to find a clear signal. 

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No death grip problem for Verizon iPhone 4

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Well, that’s one way to solve antennagate: go to another carrier. As you might recall, the iPhone 4 was plagued with all sorts of “death grip” concerns when it first launched with AT&T. People said they were losing bars and dropping calls when they held the smartphone a certain way. Not so, apparently, with Verizon’s version.

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No death grip problem for the Verizon iPhone 4

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Well, that’s one way to solve antennagate: go to another carrier. As you might recall, the iPhone 4 was plagued with all sorts of “death grip” concerns when it first launched with AT&T. People said they were losing bars and dropping calls when they held the smartphone a certain way. Not so, apparently, with Verizon’s version.

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Apple iPhone 4 still not recommended by Consumer Reports

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Vancouver is still experiencing severe shortages of iPhone 4s, and Apple fans are as desperate as ever to get one. Camping out overnight for the slightest possibility of one becoming available. Despite this popularity, Consumer Reports is remaining steadfast in its initial assessment of the device; they still won’t recommend buying the iPhone 4.

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Jackets are for sissies: Motorola takes a stab at Apple

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Motorola’s full-page ad in the New York Times makes it clear that the Droid X doesn’t need any add-ons to work properly. The add states, “At Motorola, we believe a customer shouldn’t have to dress up their phone for it work properly. That’s why the Droid X comes with a dual antenna design

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So you wanna get a free bumper

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Before this whole “grip of death” and “anatennagate” thing hit the masses, you may have already purchased an iPhone 4 and the bumper case to go with it. You forked out some hard earned money, and now Apple wants to give it back to you. Anyone buying a new iPhone 4 is now provided with a bumper case, which wraps all the way around the exterior bezel of the device, free of charge. That’s to stop the whole signal dropping problem. Naturally, people that paid for the bumper feel a little ripped off.

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Samsung rejects Apple’s claims on the Omnia 2 antenna

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Samsung today joined forces with RIM, Nokia and HTC by releasing their own statement towards Apple’s distraction of drawing the competition into their Antennagate problem. Apple’s tests showed the Samsung Omnia II being susceptible to signal loss via the “grip of death.” Samsung took their time in responding, perhaps because Apple uses a good number of memory chips from the company. So Samsung needed to be respectable and remain true to their manufacturing methods, but doing so without losing whiney customer.

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HTC, Nokia, RIM refute Apple’s diversion

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Apple sure has created a big stir with the Antennagate conference. Thinking that a $100 million anechoic chamber announcement and a free case would increase customer confidence and appreciation, and satisfy their troubled minds. But their tests and remarks towards other phone makers has prompted an immediate response from industry and consumers.

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