Special Edition: Bumper bowling Video
Do Apple's bumper cases fix the call quality issues that result from touching the iPhone 4's antenna? CNET takes an iPhone 4 and a bumper into the field to find out.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs tells reporters that iPhone 4 antenna problems have been blown out of proportion, but to keep customers happy the company will give away cases and bumpers for the device.
We'll do you a favor and give you the news in a nutshell: free bumpers (even non-Apple bumpers) and full refunds within 30 days of purchasing your phone if you're still not happy. There you go. Also, Droid X is sold out, the Facebook movie is going to be cool after all, if the new trailer is to be believed, and it turns out Palm was in fact the belle of the ball for a while there, but RIM and Nokia both blew it. Plus: Drunk HULC!
We check out the launch in San Francisco; the iPhone 4 is having some issues; iOS 4 secrets; and we are giving away our own bumpers.
In this special edition of the Apple Byte, we're going to show you some of our favorite iPhone tips and tricks, including how to watch free TV shows, sharing purchased apps, and using your iPhone on Verizon.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs addresses the iPhone 4's antenna issues and what the company is doing to remedy the situation in a surprise press conference at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.
Pac-Man gets an update; keeping your kids safe online; a music site that gives away the goods for free; reading books one e-mail at a time; and the details on who will be lining up for the iPhone.
We're giving away five inCase Sliders cases for your iPhone. The matte is back on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and we answer Apple Byters' e-mails this week!
Is this the ultimate early adopter penalty? If you buy more than two iPads to send to your friends overseas or give to your family, you risk a lifetime ban on future purchases? That just can't be right. Also not right: the sweet little child who calls tell us how to get porn on the iPhone. Just upsetting. Plus: Palm deathwatch and Facebook's privacy untangled (er, sort of).
Turns out, covering an antenna on your iPhone 4 could slowly strangle your signal.