Apple advises new customers how to hold new iPhone 4
Sweet muscular Jesus. It's not even out the box a day and already it's getting ripped to shreds. Yesterday blogs went into meltdown after iPhone 4 owners discovered their new precious lost reception if they went as far as holding the thing to their ear. In particular, left-handed people are screwed if they think of doing something as audacious as make a phonecall. Unbelievably, Apple responded last night by stating it's not an issue they can fix with a software update - you'll just have to hold your phone differently:
Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone.
If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases.
Engadget mentions that there there have been reception issues with previous models of the iPhone and even the Nexus One, but when a phone has a terminal fault because of a new design, it seems incredibly dickish of Apple to tell users it's their fault the handset that cost them a mortgage payment is already knackered.