∞ Apple denies it knew of antenna problems

Apple on Thursday responded to reports that it knew the iPhone 4 would suffer from poor reception before it shipped. Bloomberg on Wednesday said that Ruben Caballero, a senior engineer and antenna expert, informed Steve Jobs that the design of the iPhone design could cause reception issues.

iPhone 4“We challenge Bloomberg BusinessWeek to produce anything beyond rumors to back this up,” an Apple spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s simply not true.”

Apple will have a special press conference on Friday regarding the iPhone 4. Apple would not give other details on what will be said.

[Via Business Insider]

  • It’s pretty sad having to observe how usually respectable media outlets and real journalists succumb to posting link-bait and exchanging proper research to Gizmodo-like antics. I’m looking forward to the press conference today, let’s see what happens.

    I actually hope that Dave Caolo is right about the availability of the white iPhone 4 being announced (http://52tiger.net/what-will-happen-at-apples-press-event/). Poor souls like Darby Lines and myself would have something to live for again.

  • It wouldn’t make sense for Apple to ship the iPhone if they knew the antenna problem was so serious. Why would they deliberately want to damage their brand and get all this bad publicity.