Everyone and their dog has a problem with Apple in the last few weeks. If there wasn’t a huge problem with BP, I think the President would have spoken out. On Thursday, Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., wrote an open letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs urging him to be clearer with the public on solutions. A bumper is “insufficient,” Schumer said. What a sad state of affairs that a Senator’s time is being spent writing open letters about a phone that has some antenna issues. Oh well, that’s a New York democrat for you…just kidding New York democrats…mostly.
Nevertheless, Apple must have come to their senses about this situation…at least a little bit. Today they will be having a press conference to talk about the antenna of the iPhone 4. That press conference begins at 1 PM ET and many analysts say that they will announce free bumpers for people that have issues. One thing is for sure, there will be no recall. The cost is simply too great (about 1.5 billion). Other news has come to light lately that in fact, Steve Jobs new of the issue with the antenna before it ever went to mass production. But oh well, the antenna was part of the design’s magic. Nothing gets in the way of magic.
In the end, I hope Apple comes out with a solution that silences its critics, makes it stock prices go back up (they are down 5-10% in the last week) and gets some of its competitors off their back. Wouldn’t it be funny though if this press conference was all about the iPhone 4 being brought to the Verizon network which Apple promises will not have the same problems with the antenna? For those of us with the iPhone 4 on AT&T, that actually would not be too funny at all. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what’s in store for us. If Apple steps up and gives us all an amazing bumper for free I’ll give them some light sarcastic applause. Since, you know, it actually only costs them a dollar and they sell it for $30.