iPhone 4 sells 1.7 million units

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by 84FordMan, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. By Nick Farrell
    Mon Jun 28 2010, 05:30

    JOBS MOB claims that it has flogged more than 1.7 million of its super, cool Iphone 4.

    Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO said that this is the "most successful product launch" in Apple's history and he apologised to those those who were turned away because Apple did not have enough supply.

    The statement from Apple fails to mention if this huge figure included pre-orders and those orders which have not been delivered yet. We did ask the company and have not heard back yet.

    Of course as far as Apple is concerned that is money literally in the bank as people have paid for their Iphones and are now having to wait. We wonder who collects the interest payments on the cash invested?

    The online store says that people in Blighty will have to wait at least three weeks for their new shiny toy. Last time when the Ipad was delayed Apple admitted that the gear earmarked for Blighty had been diverted to the US. No reason was given for this.

    Apple has not said that this is what it has done again this time.

    We are not saying that the Iphone 4 is not selling as well as Apple claims. The Iphone 4 has sold really well thanks to its innovative feature that prevents left-handed people from using it.

    Right-handed people the world over are really pleased that left handed people will not get their 'sinister' paws on the shiny Iphone 4, an Apple spokesman did not say.

    Steve Jobs has answered critics that he is against left-handers by saying that his phone works perfectly well if people use the right hand. In other words those who think different by using a hand different from anyone else will just have to conform. The man is a genius.

    Other attractions of the Iphone 4 include a Facetime feature that provides audio-visual conferencing out-of-the-box over any network that does not pass through a firewall. Some Iphone 4 units also have a novel 'yellow' screen.

    So far the Iphone 4 is not available in white, which means that a lot of fangirls will just have to wait. µ
     
  2. #2 84FordMan, Jun 28, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    In unrelated news, iPhone4 doesn't understand the concept of firewalls.

    By Nick Farrell
    Mon Jun 28 2010, 01:19

    MAKER OF SHINY TOYS, Apple's hope that its Iphone 4 will make a breakthrough into corporate networks has been dashed, as it turns out the phone has a few problems with firewalls.

    You would think that the design geniuses at Apple would have tested the Iphone to ensure that its WiFi video conferencing software would work inside a corporate network before releasing it to the great unwashed.

    However, according to Apple support, apparently your network manager will have to configure the network so that it can accommodate Steve Jobs' settings.

    On a "Normal" WiFi network Facetime video calling will "just work", the Apple support site said. However there's a problem when you are on a WiFi network that is behind a firewall. Apparently this is an incredibly rare thing to Apple. After all, in Jobs' universe you just plug yourself into the world wide web and pray that Steve Jobs will protect you.

    But apparently educational institutes and corporates trust not in the holy aura of Saint Steve of Jobs to protect them and instead rely on some technology called firewalls. As a result they are accursed by the fact that the Iphone requires special configuration.

    "Network administrators typically open a minimal set of network ports, allowing the traffic for approved applications to enter and leave the network while blocking other network traffic," warn the Apple Geniuses.

    "To use FaceTime on a restricted Wi-Fi network, port forwarding must be enabled for ports 53, 80, 443, 4080, 5223, and 16393-16472 (UDP)," they said.

    Not difficult, although it will be interesting to see how many network managers will think that opening ports on the corporate firewalls to an outfit that is the English football team of security is a good idea. µ

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4245
     
  3. In other news, the iPhone 4 still sucks as a phone.
     
  4. I'm no Apple fanboy but shut up.
     
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  6. My buddy G got one of these new contraptions, the picture quality of the phone is amazing, was watching some youtube videos in 720p. I'm no phone nerd but that's a pretty cool phone.
     
  7. How is it compared to Luke's new camera?
     
  8. Nothing compares to that guy's camera, can't wait for him to get that new tripod.
     
  9. i never understand the appeal of watching videos on a phone. maybe that's just me.
     
  10. Appeal or not the picture quality is nice
     
  11. All my friend does with his is watch free porn videos while at work.
     
  12. Sounds like a loser.
     
  13. Apple is setting itself up for a major virus attack. Its amazing how they think they are invulnerable to it and dont set up precautions.
     
  14. He shows me the cleavage shots of his ex-girlfriends too.
     
  15. Nick Farrel has trouble grasping the concept of pre-order. THEYRE TAKING YOUR MONEY BUT NOT GIVING YOU SOMETHING
     
  16. The few times I've used my friend's iPhone to make calls, the audio quality has been better both on my end, and the other person's than with my Motorola cellphone which is pretty much just a phone.

    Not that someone who's apparently still using a 7 year old cellphone has any reference for what good cellphone audio quality is anyway.
     
  17. Those videos weren't 720p.

    /nerd
     
  18. speak louder all I hear is mumbles here in the real world, outside of your locker's safety
     
  19. needs a second microphone
     
  20. so did i #$%# up again, not buying Apple stock? not that it matters, i blew my liquid cash on Transocean stock last week...
     
  21. And no disconnects?

    That issue has plagued all previous versions of the iPhone and I've heard similar thing about this new model. Furthermore, I like my phone because it's an excellent phone. I don't need to play games, take pictures, or surf Facebook on a phone.
     
  22. Connection issues are more the fault of ATT than the iphone hardware. I get dropped calls on the phone im using right now as well.
     
  23. Who do you think you are? Me?
     
  24. I've found it very useful for long bus rides/flights without tv's/sleepless nights in tv-less hotel rooms, but for pretty much everything not related to travel, I don't see the point either.
     
  25. #25 mclaren777, Jun 28, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    "Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases." -- Apple

    In essence, don't hold it that way. Or, use a case. Both pretty horrible solutions to what is evidently a hardware problem. Meaning they probably can't fix this with a software update, or else Apple's statement would have included an item about their engineers working on the issue, and saying there will be a fix soon. Are they going to give out free cases so users can hold their phone in the way that feels natural? Like every other phone? Probably not.

    http://gizmodo.com/5572279/apples-acknowledges-iphone-4-reception-issues-says-dont-hold-it-like-that
     

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