The iPhone 4's antenna problem continues. People around the world keep experiencing it. So many that a class action suit is already in the works. This video proves that a simple touch affects web page loading, stopping it completely.
As you can clearly see here, this problem is not just about the iPhone 4 not displaying full bars, but it's about real data loss. It's pretty simple: Leaving the phone on the table loads the web page at full speed. Touching the problematic area, pauses the loading of the web page.
We have already experienced this problem ourselves many times, with mail and voice call drops and voice degradation, but this video is pretty damning evidence about how it works. Since it's a design problem—and the antenna is all around the phone, making it hard to avoid unless you have a bumper or force your hand position—it will affect everyone at some point, unless you are really close to a cell tower.
While the iPhone 4 is a great phone, this problem affects at least 40% of the iPhone buyers—according to most web polls—and as high as 93% of users according to a recent UK-based poll. Those who bought iPhone 4s here in Gizmodo are experiencing signal loss, although they are keeping it despite this problem. Joel Johnson, Brian Barrett, and myself would avoid it until the fix the problem.
Apple hasn't yet provided with a fix except recommending to "hold the iPhone in a different way" or "buy a case."
If you are affected by the problem, you can sign the petition to ask Apple for free bumpers.