If you been following Apple tech news, you must have heard about the iPhone 4’s “deathgrip” issue. Some people have reported that the antenna loses signal strength if you hold the iPhone in a certain manner, or “wrong”. Apple released a letter regarding this issue, but John Gruber of Daring Fireball did us the favor of translating it to plain English. Snip:
The iPhone 4 has been the most successful product launch in Apple’s history. It has been judged by reviewers around the world to be the best smartphone ever, and users have told us that they love it. So we were surprised when we read reports of reception problems, and we immediately began investigating them. Here is what we have learned.
We cannot believe we had to write this fucking letter.