Steve Jobs takes other phone manufacturers down with him

Not to make fun out of other people's misfortune, but there's just too much fun in this iPhone 4 Antennagate scandal.

Recently, Apple CEO Steve Jobs held a 90-minute press conference at his Cupertino, California headquarters to address the antenna problem that's plaguing his iPhone 4. Unfortunately, his mindset was "If I'm going down, I'm going to take you all down with me." That proved true when he asserted that RIM's Blackberry, Nokia and HTC as well, suffered from similar problems the iPhone 4 is experiencing.
In response of Jobs' comments, RIM's co-chief executives issued a statement defending the BlackBerry's design and criticising Apple's approach to dealing with the iPhone 4's antenna issue.

"RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage," they said.

"One thing is for certain, RIM's customers don't need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity," the statement said.
Obviously, RIM was referring to Jobs' giving away free iPhone 4 cases. That would obviously solve the problem. HA.

Why offer cases when you could've produced it perfectly in the first place? If you'll recall, Steve Jobs told customers that they're just holding the phone the wrong way. Then came his story that the iPhone 4's program code for signal strength is totally wrong. Now he's totally taking cover while trying to bring down other phone manufacturers as well.

Well, I'm wondering what Steve Jobs' will do next. Like I said, this is just too much fun.

P.S. Just so you know, I heard Steve Jobs is offering free iPhone 4 cases or a total refund for iPhone 4's purchased September 30 thereon. Google it just to be sure.

'Till my next installment.

[Photo by SMH Australia / Quote via Daily Telegraph]

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