There was one small, 3mm x 3mm chip that we weren’t able to identify during our teardown. It was white-labelled, meaning Apple asked the manufacturer to remove their branding from the package to make it difficult for folks like us to identify.
—Unveiled: Audience powers iPhone 4′s impressive noise cancellation
So, iFixIt was able ti identify every part but this one. Why would Apple have asked Audience to remove their branding from the chip? Are they that particular about even the internals of their devices? Curious.
The reply from AT&T to the CR article:
We take this seriously and we continually look for new ways to improve the customer experience.
This is not new. These are the same old ways people have been relying on for service since mobile phones began.
The fact is wireless customers have choices and a record number of them chose AT&T in the third quarter, significantly more than our competitors.
It’s the iPhone stupid. Wait ’til Verizon gets it.
Hard data from independent drive tests confirms AT&T has the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network with our nearest competitor 20 percent slower on average nationwide and our largest competitor 60 percent slower on average nationwide.
Independent that you commissioned? Go ahead, toot your horn about the only statistic that the Consumer Report test didn’t address. It’s all you’ve got going for you.
And, our dropped call rate is within 1/10 of a percent – the equivalent of just one call in a thousand – of the industry leader.
Still way too many.
—9 to 5 Mac
Psychological research has proven again and again that anonymity increases unethical behavior.
—Online Anonymity Breeds Contempt
1960: Motorola introduced the world’s first ‘large-screen’ (19-inch), transistorized, cordless portable television.
Nineteen inches was large. How far we’ve come.
On furniture for your TV:
You don’t go into a datacenter and find computers locked behind glass doors.
—Talk Show #6 1:04:27
…nothing you’ve ever tweeted or shared is urgent enough for you do it while driving.
—Pull Over Before You Read This
…little to know [sic] prospects for advancement…
Are there any editors anymore? Improve IT Worker Morale
Lake Champlain apparently is an incompatible peripheral.
—If your iPhone falls in Water
Stupid ideas are excellent springboards, boosters for your thought and your daily mood.
—An Interview with Neven Mrgan