Apple blames iPhone g4's reception loss on users

Tigrai Online
June 26 2010

The right way and wrong way to hold your iphone 4GApple has acknowledged reception problems with its new iPhone 4, but the company is blaming the issue on how users are holding the device.

Apple said the problem was not the result of any design or software problem, but rather how users placed their fingers around the phone.

"Gripping any mobile will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone," the company said in a statement. "If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases." Apple said.

Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs explained in an email to a user, which was posted on the Engadget website on Friday. When the user wrote to complain about the problem, Steve Jobs responded: "Just avoid holding it that way."

So you spent $600.00 dollars, you waited in line the whole night and you can hold your iphone in one way only? Apple should admit it is a design mistake instead of saying you are holding it wrong.