Some of you might have read about a purported email between Steve Jobs and an irate customer. The customer was complaining about reception issues and Steve Jobs replied to him brushing it off as rumours and blamed it on his area with low signal.
Obviously not an acceptable reply, the customer then nicknamed “Tom” brought this up to BGR. BGR posted this up on their site which later spread like wildfire across the net.
Unknowingly at that time, the last line of text below was mistakenly quoted as a reply from Steve Jobs:
Retire, relax, enjoy your family. It is just a phone. Not worth it.
“Tom” who realised the mistake had quickly tried to inform the BGR on the mix up as that line was added by him, not Steve Jobs as reported. BGR after realising this, had updated the post to clarify on the matter.
However it was too late as Apple PR has issued a statement that the email conversation is a fake and gives the impression that BGR is just another anti-Apple blog riding the iPhone 4 reception wave.
Since this is a big insult, BGR had just posted an entry to clear its name and insists that such conversation was real. To make their stand clearer, the original tip-off guy named “Tom” had come out to reveal his true identity. BGR also posted the original email screenshots from the iPhone 4 as well as from Gmail to prove its originality
BGR has stressed that they often receive a lot of tip off before but they have given them a pass as they couldn’t be sure of its authenticity. For this email saga, they are confident that this is confirmed before it goes out live on their site and Apple PR is the one that’s faking it. BGR claims it is real and Apple PR has yet to respond to their comment.
Regardless if this is real or fake, iPhone 4 does have serious flaws which Apple had purportedly known from the start. What we do know is that Apple is providing a solution which is a mere software update that will display “signal bars” more accurately. Bars are one thing but how does that solve reported drop calls?
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