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Recent Jobs iPhone 4 emails fake says Apple PR

Recent Jobs iPhone 4 emails fake says Apple PR

Apple PR's Steve Downling has denied to Fortune that yesterday's supposed email exchange between an irate customer and CEO Steve Jobs is authentic.  The conversation - in which Jobs was alleged to have told the iPhone 4 owner that Apple was "working" on a fix for the persistent antenna issue many users have reported - is now the subject of some controversy, with BGR (who initially reported the issue) posting screenshots of the email headers they were sent by their tipster.

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Steve Jobs: iPhone 4 “is just a phone” [Updated]

Steve Jobs: iPhone 4 “is just a phone” [Updated]

Of all the things you might expect Steve Jobs to say about the iPhone 4, "It is just a phone. Not worth it" probably isn't the first thing that would come to mind.  As the Apple CEO continues to respond to increasingly irate iPhone 4 owners, frustrated by their antenna experiences, his counter-arguments are getting more and more blunt.  After posting a demo of the iPhone 4 reception problem on YouTube, being subsequently contacted by Apple, and then taking things up with Jobs and an Apple engineer directly, a BGR reader was supposedly told by the outspoken exec that he should "calm down" after "getting all worked up over a few days of rumors."

Updated: Apple PR say this email exchange is a hoax; more here.

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Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

While the new Mac mini may have brought the HDMI output many were clamouring for, its position as the HTPC of choice was slightly undermined by the continued absence of a Blu-ray drive.  According to the latest email exchange with Steve Jobs, we shouldn't hold our breath for any Blu-ray on an Apple machine; a MacRumors reader asked the CEO about the optical drive's absence, only to be told by Jobs that "Bluray is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD - like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats."

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Steve Jobs confirms WiFi iTunes sync is coming, iPhone Hold button was pointless

Steve Jobs confirms WiFi iTunes sync is coming, iPhone Hold button was pointless

The new iPhone 4 might be making waves but Steve Jobs hasn't given himself a day off to celebrate.  Instead he's been catching up with his email correspondence again, sending out the usual terse replies to the Apple faithful (or at least curious).  Unsurprisingly it's the new smartphone that has been on most peoples' minds; Jonathan Cowperthwait wondered how users are meant to put people on hold now that the in-call button has been replaced by the FaceTime icon, only to be told by Jobs that in fact the hold button "doesn't do anything more than Mute."

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Samsung defend Super AMOLED over Steve Jobs iPhone 4 display snub

Samsung defend Super AMOLED over Steve Jobs iPhone 4 display snub

After Steve Jobs described his iPhone 4's new LCD-based Retina Display as being better than AMOLED panels during the WWDC 2010 keynote this past Monday, it was pretty clear that Samsung wouldn't let the snub slide.  While a Samsung spokesperson did concede that Apple's 960 x 640 display was higher resolution than their own Super AMOLED panel (as used in the Samsung Wave and Galaxy S), he also insisted that "structurally, IPS LCD technology cannot catch up with AMOLED display technology" in other ways key to image quality.

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Jobs “freedom from porn” iPad quote prompts billboard hacking [Video]

Jobs “freedom from porn” iPad quote prompts billboard hacking [Video]

When Steve Jobs said that the iPad offered "Freedom from porn" last month, it was just the latest in a series of digs against rival platforms - Android, PCs - that allow risque content to be viewed.  The Apple CEO probably didn't expect it to kick start a guerilla street art campaign, though; that, however, is exactly what has happened.  Apple adverts near the Moscone center where Apple held their WWDC 2010 keynote earlier this week were modified using self-adhesive overlays that changed the generic content into something a little more smutty.

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Pulse News Reader for iPad praised by Jobs then yanked from App Store

Pulse News Reader for iPad praised by Jobs then yanked from App Store

It's every young developers' dream: you create an app for the iPad, get glowing feedback in the press, and then Steve Jobs mentions your software while standing on stage during the WWDC 2010 keynote.  Unfortunately for the developers of the Pulse News Reader app which Jobs did indeed namecheck yesterday, the aftermath wasn't chart-topping sales but a takedown notice from the NY Times and their software being yanked unceremoniously from the App Store.

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Apple iAds: Enabled Beginning July 1 2010

Apple iAds: Enabled Beginning July 1 2010

When iPhone OS 4 (or should we say iOS4) was shown off a few months back, we had a pretty good demonstration of how Apple's new, revolutionary mobile advertisement platform was going to work. But, it wouldn't be an Apple keynote if we didn't get to see it in action again. Of course, there's a few more pieces of information in there that are worthy of mention, but we all know Steve Jobs just wanted to show it off again.

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