Apple iPhone 4 antennagate videos pulled from US site

Footage of rivals dropping signal bars gets taken down

But is it due to pressure from Apple's competitors?

Shortly after the initial 'Antennagate' iPhone 4 signal issue spiralled out of control, Apple posted a selection of videos on its site showing a host of its competitors' (Nokia, RIM, Samsung, Motorola and HTC) handsets dropping signal bars when held in specific ways.

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The videos, which showed the rival smartphones being "held in a way that attenuated the signal," have now disappeared from the US Apple site, for reasons unknown.

Backlash from the makers in question - such as RIM, who said that the videos “appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple's difficult situation” - may be the main reason behind their sudden removal, even though each of the videos can still be seen on the UK Apple site.

It remains to be seen how long this will be the case, but Apple has commented to CNET that it "constantly refresh the content on,” and has apparently archived them at

Link: Via MacWorld