July 4th, 2010
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.
It started as a winner…
But a problem fixed became a problem created…
And of course the lawsuits start flying left and right.
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.
The letter is a hoot, as this expert translation reveals…
So what’s the solution?
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.”