According to Bloomberg, one of Apple's senior engineers raised concerns a year ago over the potential for the iPhone 4's design to cause dropped calls.
We've received only one report, so take it with a hill of salt: A Gizmodo reader claims that, after Apple replaced his iPhone 4, he couldn't reproduce the sharp loss of signal. He says that the hardware seems slightly different:
No more iPhone 4 reception problems. Just don't hold it by the antenna. Please. [Image by Peter Morgan—Thanks Olle and Colin!]
The first iPhone 4 class action suit against Apple and AT&T has been filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The lawsuit focus on the antenna design problems, making several claims: Updated
Richard Gaywood—Ph.D in wireless network planning from Cardiff University—has tested the iPhone 4 communications problem. Before, he thought there were no problems. Now, his conclusion is clear: "The iPhone 4 is a fantastic device but a lousy phone."
What a coincidence: On June 23—exactly when you first reported about the iPhone 4's antenna problem, Apple posts multiple request for antenna engineers for the iPhone. Too late? Too soon? Let the conspiracy theories begin.