by John Moe // Posted: 06/25/10 10:59 AM
So the new iPhone shows up in stores, people buy it by the zillions, we know this. But as we reported yesterday, there’s a bit of a problem when you touch the new 3-way antenna. Calls get dropped. It’s a kind of huge design flaw, seeing as how if a right handed person holds the phone, that’s where there hand naturally goes. Steve Jobs’ email address is pretty well known and sometimes he personally responds to customer emails. One person wrote in to point out this antenna problem and Jobs responded “Just avoid holding it that way.”
That’s what he said.
This is a real thing that happened.
The problem can be mitigated by using a case on the phone but still. Wow.
Oh, also the back is made of glass and it turns out glass breaks. Once had a phone and it was a gas, soon turned out had a back of glass.