I figured it out folks! I know who’s to blame for your bad iPhone 4 reception issues. Blame the the guy pictured above! Not Steve Jobs. Not AT&T for it’s network. It’s this random AT&T testing engineer’s fault. Okay, okay… So maybe it’s not this poor guys fault but, this screen shot might be a clue to how the iPhone 4 was field tested and thus why the highly reported “dealth grip” problem wasn’t spotted prior to the Jesus phone hitting retail shelves. This video is from AT&T’s YouTube channel ShareATT and was posted not to long ago as an insight to how Big Blue test their Android handsets. Considering Android devices and iPhones aren’t much different in terms of making phone calls, I’d imagine they’re field tested similarly. As you can clearly see at 2:57 into the video, the HTC Aria is suspended in the air by some sort of car mount and not held by hand. Of course I could be 100% wrong in my assumption and I’m sure I’ll get an email response from an AT&T representative telling me so not long after this post goes up. For now though this is the only logically piece of evidence of why the iPhone 4 antenna flaw slipped passed the geniuses over at AT&T and Apple. Irony really sets in right around the 3:22 spot of the video.
Note: I’m a proud owner of the iPhone 4 and have yet to be affected by the so called “death grip”.