The Apple press conference round up…

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The much anticipated Apple press conference has just concluded. Here is — in bullet form — what we just learned:

  • The iPhone 4 death grip signal degradation thingy happens to a lot of smartphones. Apple demonstrated it on a BlackBerry 9700, Samsung Omnia 2, and HTC DROID Eris.
  • The software update (4.0.1) released yesterday will take care of the error in the signal calculation algorithm that Apple discovered several weeks ago.
  • Another software update to address other issues (like the proximity sensor thing) is due “soon.”
  • Until September 30th, Apple will be giving iPhone 4 purchasers/owners a free bumper or case (depending on supply). A website with details will go live next week.
  • Users who already purchased a bumper will be eligible for a refund. You had to have purchased an Apple bumper, not a third-party case.
  • The return rate on the iPhone 3GS at AT&T stores was 6%, the return rate of the iPhone 4 is 1.7%.
  • The white iPhone 4 will be out sometime later the month.
  • Apple has sold over 3 million iPhone 4s thus far.
  • 0.55% of iPhone 4 owners have called in to AppleCare to complain.
  • Steve Jobs does not use a bumper on his iPhone 4.

There you have it. We want to hear from you iPhone 4 owners. Did Steve’s talk calm you down? Are you happy with this resolution? Will you be returning your iPhone 4?

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