Remains of the Day: Up, up, and away!
Despite its reception issues, the iPhone 4 is still flying high—in some cases, literally. Also, Steve Jobs is never too busy to e-mail a concerned user, and it looks like he’d rather be doing that than rubbing elbows with media moguls. Read on for the remainders for July 1, 2010.
What’s the first thing you did with your brand new iPhone 4? Make a call? Send an e-mail? Post a tweet? Tape it to a bunch of balloons attached to a piece of string and video tape the whole resulting flight? No? Well, to be fair, you probably didn’t realize that was a valid option.
Exclusive: Conversation with Steve Jobs on the iPhone 4 antenna problems (Boy Genius Report)
One iPhone 4 user, ticked off about reception problems, reputedly e-mailed an Apple engineer and Steve Jobs to complain. After the guy rails at him, Jobs essentially says that Apple is working on it and suggests that he chillax: “It is just a phone,” says Steve. “Not worth it.” Wait, wait—it’s just a phone? (Update: Apple tells Fortune the mail is a fake.)
Disputing a report by Bloomberg from earlier this week, All Things D’s Kara Swisher and the Financial Times’s Kenneth Li both say that Steve Jobs is not attending the Allen & Co. media retreat. Geez, it’s like nobody even follows Steve around any more.
Mozilla says that it’s submitted its new iPhone app, Firefox Home, to the App Store. Firefox Home syncs bookmarks, open tabs, and history with Firefox on your desktop computer. However, Apple prohibits Web browsers based on engines other than its own WebKit, which is why you’ll notice Mozilla doesn’t describe Home as a browser. See, uh, it’s a bookmark manager that just happens to let you open Web pages. Yeah. That’s it.