It's fairly obvious that the howls around the web for Apple
to address this antenna issue
has gotten underneath the skin of one Steve Jobs, and in a fashion that's very much unlike Apple (or AT&T, for that matter), the aforesaid CEO has actually handed out a bit of hard data surrounding dropped calls on the iPhone 4
. According to Jobs, AT&T won't reveal the exact amount of call drops
for competitive reasons, but they did
manage to push out a meaningful delta. As of today, they've noticed that the "iPhone 4 drops less than one additional call per 100 than the 3GS." In other words, the iPhone 4 has actually been dropping more
calls than the 3GS in the three weeks that the former has been on the market. Of course, Steve's also playing up the fact that just a fraction of a percent of all buyers have bothered to call in about their bout with dropped calls (and why would you, knowing there's no cure
?), but it's still interesting to finally get some cold, hard facts on this disaster. Even if it's but a snippet.