Fallout From the iPhone 4 Press Conference

“You are now entering the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field.” These were the words I heard from several journalists when I first started writing about Apple for Bits last year.

On Friday last week, the distortion field was in full effect when Mr. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, held a press conference at the company’s Cupertino headquarters to address problems with the iPhone 4’s antenna.

As Mr. Jobs paced back and forth on stage, he tried to paint a picture of a world of smartphones that are all rife with antenna problems. He showed videos of signal drops on BlackBerry, Nokia and Samsung phones.


By NICK BILTON

Apple Antennagate

Kimberly White/Reuters Apple’s press conference on Friday set off a wave of responses from competing phone makers.

“You are now entering the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field.” These were the words I heard from several journalists when I first started writing about Apple for Bits last year.

On Friday last week, the distortion field was in full effect when Mr. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, held a press conference at the company’s Cupertino headquarters to address problems with the iPhone 4’s antenna.

As Mr. Jobs paced back and forth on stage, he tried to paint a picture of a world of smartphones that are all rife with antenna problems. He showed videos of signal drops on BlackBerry, Nokia and Samsung phones. Leer más “Fallout From the iPhone 4 Press Conference”