Apple responds to the iPhone 4 antenna problem

Since the iPhone 4 went on sale yesterday, a number of reports have begun to appear online about the users having issues with the signal strength. When the phone is held with hand over the new steel band that encases the iPhone, the signal strengt reduced and loose the connection.

Apple’s response to the problem:

“Gripping any mobile 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.”

That means, Apple publicly admits to their antenna design flaws within the iPhone 4 that can reduce reception quality.

Does that mean, Apple can be accused guilty of reception call problems encountered by consumers using the iPhone 4? Is Apple responsible for any liabilities iPhone 4 owners encounter as a result of poor reception quality or complete signal loss?

The statement, to me, looks more like an advertisement of iPhone cases.

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