Things Don't Always Go As Planned…
A Danish professor by the name of Gert Fr√∏lund Pedersen foresaw the iPhone 4's antenna problem two weeks before the device was released.
Pedersen is an expert on antennae at Denmark's Aalborg University said in a June 10th interview that external antennae are "old news" and explained that human tissue can actually cause problems with reception:
"The human tissue will in any event have an inhibitory effect on the antenna. Touch means that a larger portion of antenna energy becomes heat and lost."
Engadget points out that researchers at that university have shown that over 90 percent of any phone's signal can be reduced if held in the "right" (Don't they mean wrong?) place. According to the report, Pedersen suggests that phones carry two antennae so that if one has reception problems, the second can make up for the loss.
Fortunately, you don't have to wait for Apple to sort this thing out or use the lame fix of just holding it differently. iSmashPhone has found a solution to the problem, because we are with you all the way.
A little plastic tubing will go a long way. If the plastic tubing isn't your thing, there is always the option to use a little bit of nail polish or some tape to act as an insulator.
Not trying to sound like a conspiracy theorist here, but maybe this will help Apple sell those bumpers‚Ä¶hmm.