Steve Jobs explains the right way to hold an iPhone in your left hand.
Our first article yesterday was about the iPhone 4 flaws (and we then had 10 articles about Windows Phone) but we were not intending to revisit the device again so soon.
Appleâ€™s response to the iPhone 4 reception issue however could not go without comment.Â Steve Jobs and Apple have acknowledged that the phenomena is real, and instead of promising to fix it, is simply suggesting iPhone 4 users, who are holding the device naturally in their left hand, should refrain from doing that. In Steve Jobâ€™s own words â€œJust avoid holding it that way.â€
The level of arrogance encapsulated in that simply sentence is mindboggling. Some may say it is earned by the companyâ€™s history of success, but I believe its more likely due to a history of Apple buyers knowingly overlooking the many ways they had previously to contort themselves to use the companyâ€™s products. This of course includes buyers falling over themselves to buy the handset despite never having good reception, and happily laying the blame on AT&T.
In a relationship that abusive, I unfortunately have to lay the blame as much on the buyers that accept it as the company that exploits them.
Shame on both.