Apple’s Midsummer Nightmare

July 4, 2010 by Thad McIlroy

The release of Apple’s iPhone 4G has become a midsummer blockbuster. No vampires — just out of control electronics, deceitful software, and scary artificial limbs.

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It started as a winner

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But a problem fixed became a problem created…

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And of course the lawsuits start flying left and right.

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Suddenly Steve Jobs generates one of his infamous reality distortion fields.

On July 2nd, as America clambered into a long holiday weekend, Apple issues a letter (not a press release, mind you), stating that the problem wasn’t so much caused by hardware as by the signal strength indicators in the software.

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The letter is a hoot, as this expert translation reveals…

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    So what’s the solution? 

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According to the face-saving announcement ”third-party ‘skins’ for iHand offering additional colorings, beauty marks, scars and a ‘hairy hand’ option will be available by the end of July.” 

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