So.... The iPhone 4 has been out for a day now, and thousands of people queued up to get their sweaty hands on one because it would seem the World would end if they didn't have one the moment they were released.
Since then, a fair percentage of those people have reported that, if they hold the phone a certain way (ie. in their left hand when making a call, as many many people do), they lose signal and get disconnected. The same goes when texting someone.
When the issue was discovered, a few people (such as Walt Mossberg - Wall Street Journal for example) tried to make a call with the iPhone 4, which failed 6 TIMES. He then did the same call, using the same hand, with the 3GS and guess what - no issue whatsoever.
Now, to me, this smacks of a design flaw on behalf of Apple, as the stainless steel antenna band surrounding the phone is reacting with the electrical charge from users' hands, causing it to lose signal. The phone antenna would seem to be in the exact place that a normal user would cover the phone with their left hand/left thumb (bottom-left corner upwards).
Steve Jobs is a man who occasionally responds directly to customers' emails - here's what he said to someone who wrote to him concerning the signal loss:
Once again, Apple FAIL to acknowledge that there is an issue with their latest and greatest. Can they really be this arrogant?
I had money saved up to buy the iPhone 4 - But sod Apple and their defective handsets. I'm going back to HTC!
Ah, that's better