Originally Posted by DuckieHo
Yes, but no phone loses signal nearly as bad or as easily. It was an intention aesthetic design decision that results in this issue. i.e. It is like saying all car experience drag. However, you decided to make your car extremely blocky without consideration to 20+ years of aerodynamics experience. Then when people complain of handling or maximum speed.... you say all cars experience drag as your excuse.
A simple robust dielectic coating would resolve this issue.
"As easily" is a pretty relative term, particularly for the Verizon iPhone, considering it seems to take a pretty strong, unreasonable grip to get it to lose signal - One that would be used to get any other phone to lose signal. The AT&T iphone was a different story completely.
I'm not saying the iPhone is without flaws, I just think the issue is completely overblown because of Apple's status in the tech industry. The problem can't be too severe for either phone, otherwise there'd be an awful high return rate and there hasn't been, at least for AT&T; we'll have to wait for Verizon.
At the end of the day it's consumers that make or break these phones and decide if their worth keeping, not videos of death-grips and death-hugs and rating and raving on forums. My point is, if the iPhone is more prone to signal degradation and/or loss, it's clearly not a problem for consumers, therefore is it a problem at all?