Welcome to the crazy world of iPhone where rumors are treated as fact and reported on reputable “news websites.” It happens to the best of them. Daily Mail is no different. Believing a fake Steve Job may not be exactly the right way to report the news, but it does show that people are genuinely worried about Apple iPhone 4’s “death grip.” Even if Apple wanted to recall a certain product, that would not happen over Twitter. It’s not as if the fake Steve Job did not disclose his “fakeness” either.
Apple is not ready to accept that iPhone 4 may have a major design flaw. The device is not unusable. At the same time, asking people to hold it one way or another is not encouraging. Could this problem have been avoided? A Danish professor predicted these issues a while ago (according to Engadget).
The human tissue will in any event have an inhibitory effect on the antenna. Touch means that a larger portion of antenna energy becomes heat and lost.
These antenna issues are not specific to iPhone 4. iPhone 3G S suffers from the same issues too. There are rumors going around that Apple may address this issue with a firmware update. If this is a hardware issue, it’s tough to fix it with a software patch. Chances are a software patch may lessen the pain (instead of making it go away completely).
As far as a recall is concerned, don’t count on it.
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