The recently released iPhone4 presents an attractive external antenna surrounding the device. This antenna, that offers better radiation and reception pattern, gets its parameters altered when touch with a bare hand loosing the impedance coupling. This results on a total loss of reception.

http://gizmodo.com/5571171/iphone-4-loses-reception-when-you-hold-it-by-the-antenna-band

Apple’s official statement and solution for the problem, just hold it in a different way.

Update:

iPhone users will sue Apple for the problems it causes. Also, it seems that the signal dropping problems are very correlated with left handed users (by the way they hold the phone). Interesting…

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