Much has been said and written about the iPhone 4’s death grip. Much to the chagrin of left-handed iPhone users, if you grip a particular spot on the bottom left corner of the iPhone, there is a considerable loss in signal quality, which may even lead to calls being dropped.
Until now, Apple and Steve Job’s stance was that simply don’t hold the phone in that way. Here is the official statement issued by Apple:
Gripping any phone 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. 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.
Now, MacRumors is reporting that when a reader e-mailed Jobs about the antenna issue, Steve Jobs replied, “There are no reception issues. Stay Tuned”. As always, it’s not really clear as to what Steve Jobs is really trying to say. However, a fair interpretation might be that the signal problem is a software issue, which will be fixed soon. In fact, AppleInsider believes that an update will released as early as Monday to remedy the situation.