iPhone 4 Sales Through The Roof… But Not All Is Good In The iPhone Universe

Apple punted out a press release a couple of days ago announcing to the world that they has sold 1.7 million iPhones since June 24th:

“This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.”

Great going Steve. There is a dark cloud on your horizon though. Word on the street is that the iPhone has an issue that affects the antenna depending on how you hold it. A member of Macrumors.com e-mailed “The Steve” himself and here’s what the most holy one said:

“Non issue. Just avoid holding it in that way.”

He actually then e-mailed a much more detailed response:

Gripping any 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.

This has since been confirmed by The Boy Genius Report in the form of a troubleshooting guide that was allegedly leaked to them.

Now to be fair, everything he said in his e-mail is true. But Apple isn’t helping their own cause by taking this course of action with something that could be perceived by users as a design flaw. Methinks Apple may have to change tactics soon to keep their rabid base of fanbois happy.

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