Apple has finally spoken out, but it hasn't said much.
A company spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal today that the allegations that a senior engineer warned executives of possible antenna issues, as reported by Bloomberg Business Week today, is "simply not true." The quote in the WSJ reads:
We challenge Bloomberg BusinessWeek to produce anything beyond rumors to back this up. It's simply not true.
Still, the WSJ cites a person familiar with the matter as saying that "Apple engineers were aware of risks that came with the new antenna design as early as a year ago" but that Jobs liked the design so much that the company moved forward with the development of the device using that design.The spokesperson apparently didn't offer up any hints about what to expect from tomorrow's press conference. The same WSJ report, however, cites an unnamed source as saying that a recall won't be announced.
That's too bad because, as Larry Dignan pointed out in an earlier post, anything short of a recall is just a band-aid, a lazy man's fix if you will. Apple has never been a company that's lazy about it's products. Hopefully, it won't go down that path tomorrow.
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