Remains of the Day: Can you hear me now?

The iPhone 4’s reception issues continue to dominate the headlines, and may soon jump to the courts. Also, a petition for free stuff? Where do I sign? It’s the remainders for June 29, 2010.

Class action brewing for iPhone 4 “Death Grip” issue? (Consumerist)

The law firm of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff is investigating alleged iPhone 4 reception problems caused by the so-called “death grip” for a possible class action suit. We can only hope this will be followed by an in-depth investigation of unconsciousness caused by the so-called Vulcan death grip.

Sign here if you think Apple should give free cases to fix the iPhone 4’s problems (Gizmodo)

On the topic of the iPhone 4’s reception issues, tech blog Gizmodo has begun a petition to get Apple to give away free bumpers to everybody affected by the problem. What’s the matter, guys—couldn’t find a case in a bar?

Finger painting on the Apple iPad from the live model (YouTube)

Artist David Jon Kassan records himself painting a portrait on the iPad using Brushes and a live model, who posed for the three hours it took to create the piece. Best of all, unlike cameras, hand-painted iPad portraits won’t steal your soul.

Verizon Wireless said to start offering iPhone in January (Bloomberg)

Once again, the Verizon iPhone rumor rears its head. Now it’s Bloomberg stoking the fires, suggesting that Big Red will roll out an LTE-compatible model of Apple’s handset at January’s Consumer Electronics Show. Verizon’s wider coverage may leave AT&T touting its only remaining advantage: the ability to use the data connection while making phone calls. Anybody else seeing the flaw in that plan?

Apple’s Jobs due to attend Sun Valley media executive retreat (Bloomberg)

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is off to hob-nob with media moguls during an annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. There’s speculation that this could help him nail content deals, but we suspect many of those executives are as immune to Jobs’s reality distortion field as Jabba the Hutt was to the Jedi mind trick.*

(* Quip mandated by strict laws enforcing equal joke time for Star Trek and Star Wars.)

  
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