There is no doubt that you have heard about the reception issue with the iPhone 4; the new mobile phone from Apple that was supposed to change people’s perception of what Smartphones should do. Except all the talk has been about the reception problem rather than about why another phone from Apple has set the standards again.
For those of you who don’t know how the reception issue is caused the answer is simple; most of the phone is made from stainless steel, including the outer shell. When you hold the phone in a certain way, it seems to affect left-handed people more, it interferes with the phone’s antenna which is built into the stainless steel shell.
Now Steve Jobs’ initial response was “just hold the phone differently”; the official solution was actually pretty similar. Apple has released a bumper cover that moves your hand off the stainless steel service which stops the interference of your hand. Now not to try and make up for the obvious mistake they are giving them away for free and refunding those who have purchased them.
Not the best solution but it will have to do if you want the best Smartphone currently on the market.