updated 09:45 am EDT, Fri June 25, 2010
Owners should 'just avoid' signal-killing grip
Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, has written responses to two important questions asked the public, reports say. Replying to an e-mail complaint about iPhone 4 reception, which at least appears to die if the phone is held with a particular grip, the CEO stands behind a recent company PR statement. "Just avoiding holding it in that way," the entirety of Jobs' message reads.
The problem may not be unique to the iPhone 4, as it has recently been observed with both the iPhone 3G and the 3GS. The only element in common is believed to be iOS 4, which may be misreporting reception or otherwise leading devices to operate badly. Apple has promised a fix at some unspecified point in the future.
Jobs has also addressed the matter of Wi-Fi sync, a common request from owners of Apple handhelds. The convenience has become a more realistic option with the increase of 802.11n-capable devices, including the iPhone 4. A third-party app enabling wireless sync was rejected from the App Store in May. iPhones will "someday" be able to sync with Macs over Wi-Fi, Jobs promises, without offering any other details.