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Daily Dose - Can We Stop Talking About the iPhone Antenna Now?

07.16.2010
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In this week's edition of 'Media Frenzy Over Basically Nothing,' Apple finally called a press conference to end all the crazy talk about possible recalls and "Antennagate".  Apple CEO Steve Jobs threw up some stats during their presentation showing that 0.55% of iPhone 4 customers had called about the antenna issues and 1.7% had been returned (compared to the 6% of 3GS phones returned during its launch).  To conclude, Jobs announced that Apple was going to do the charitable thing and give everyone a free case.  People who bought a bumper already can return them for a refund.  Are we done now?

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The Kiwis Reject Software Patents
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