When the iPhone 4 was launched, a few days later people were reporting a loss of signal strength if you held the phone in the 'wrong way'. At the time, the media and bloggersphere were saying that this was an almighty error by Apple. But was it?
What I have noticed is that people with an iPhone 4 are proudly showing off their ability to get the signal strength to drop. There have never been any reports of dropped or missed calls and nobody is complaining. Similarly, everyone was criticising the original iPhone for not having a replaceable battery. How many people complain now? Perhaps this is another way that Apple are changing the way we think about products. It really is not about the metal or the product itself, it is about the experience. It seems now that people really do enjoy being able to show off the signal strength drop on their iPhone 4's - So it was a feature all along. Cool huh?