It’s not so much a firm denial of reality--even Steve Jobs’ magical reality distortion field only extends so far--so let’s call it a “soft denial.” There’s been too many complaints in the form of YouTube videos out there for Apple not to address the issue. But as of this writing, official company policy remains what Steve’s email said: Just avoid holding it that way.
With every successful product launch, sadly there often comes litigation. A California law firm has now set its sights on Apple, exploring a potential class action lawsuit relating to the alleged “reception problems” with the new iPhone 4.
Reception issues aside, one way a financial analyst thinks Apple could resolve the problem, without hardly affecting their bottom line is to either heavily discount the bumper accessory or better yet, give them away. Regardless, it's being believed that the antenna issue is "overdone."
It's being called the "Death Grip" in the blogosphere, and rumor has it that Apple may be taking more notice beyond its CEO saying that one is simply holding the device wrong. A possible iOS update may resolve the problem come early next week.