Late last week, Steve Jobs cut his Hawaiian vacation short so that he could respond to iPhone 4 reception concerns with a press conference. The takeaway seems to be that most smartphones suffer degraded network performance when held in specific ways, but the issue is overblown in real world usage. Yet, to overcome the iPhone’s particular deficiency and because Apple really cares about their customers (except those who write for Gizmodo), they’ll provide bumpers or cases free of charge to any who purchase an iPhone 4 prior to September, 30th.
What’s significant about September 30th, you ask? According to Jobs: “we’ll reevaluate then. Maybe we’ll have a better idea.” To assist Apple’s 18 PhDs in their 17 anechoic chambers totalling $100 million, I’m doing my part by Photoshopping together a trio of antenna design options above.
And from the Michael Jackson “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” (aka “No Glove, No AT&T Love”) collection, instead of accessorizing the current iPhone 4 with a case for improved reception, perhaps we should accessorize ourselves… with some anti-attenuating handware.