The iPhone 4 was launched yesterday, and it seems that there are issues with the reception when the phone is held in a certain manner.
Here is a video that better explains this.
What is really interesting about this is that someone wrote an email to Steve Jobs asking him about the issue, and Jobs responded saying – “Just avoid holding it in that way”.
I found it quite amazing that Steve Jobs replied to that email, and the solution is holding the phone in a different manner!
There is another way of getting rid of the problem and that is by using a $29 rubber bumper, which means that if there is no contact between the hand and the phone – it works fine.
It looks like this problem existed with the earlier versions of the phone as well, and the Nexus one had a similar problem as well.
I came across this when I saw that iPhone 4 was a trending topic on Twitter, and happened to click on it. I was amazed at range and passion of people’s comments about the iPhone 4 in general and this issue in particular.