My iPhone 4 loses all reception when I touch its naughty place, however this isn't a universal problem. Yes others have experienced this as well, however other people only get a slight loss in reception while others don't get any reception loss at all. We have yet to figure out any pattern, whether my model number, build week, factory, or even location (there have been people who tested 2 iPhones side by side in the same location and one showed worse reception than the other). Some speculate design, but apple is full of smart engineers, much smarter than you or I, so I think if the design would be the issue it would have been caught in the testing stages. But what if the problem isn't the design, but the stainless steel used to make the antenna? Back when apple announced the iPhone, they said they had to invent a new kind of stainless steel to use as the antenna. My guess is that this new stainless steel was invented with the specific purpose of not being capacitive so that even when you touch it there would be no interference with the signal. What if the formula for this new stainless steel is susceptible to imperfections, and what if those imperfections are whats causing all this reception ruckus? It would explain why some people have no problems at all (perfect stainless steel), why some only lose a couple of bars (some imperfections), and for others it craps out completely (imperfect stainless steel). This would also explain apple's stance, as the design of the phone is fine and why apple never had any problems during testing and why it could be difficult for them to find now. It would explain why it seems completely random why some people have problems while others don't. What do you guys think?