The launch of the iPhone 4 took place only hours ago and there has been numerous reports rolling in about reception problems related to the way the new iPhone is held. Apparently many people have been experiencing extremely poor reception when holding the device in a manor which covers the antenna located in the lower left of the device’s outer rim (image below).
Many have pointed out that utilizing one of Apple’s bumpers or a typical iPhone case fixes the issue. However, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has offered other advice to a few iPhone owners that decided to email him about the problem saying,
“every phone has these areas of sensitivity, depending on the location of the antenna. Some phones even ship with labels warning customers to not cover certain areas with their hands.” – Steve Jobs
Jobs offered similar advice to another concerned customer saying,
“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.” – Steve Jobs
This isn’t the only issue that has been raised about the new iPhone 4. We reported earlier on the yellow residue spots appearing on the screens of many new iPhones.