I am now using a Blackberry for work, I was interested to see if I could get the bars to drop and it is very easy. I have tried it with every phone I have come across and same thing. And its not a death grip its simply holding the phone in a manner that you would when talking. I think the only thing apple did wrong was to tell people and I use that term people lightly were the antenna was. I think they should sue companies that benefited from it and charge everyone for the free cases.