I seems to me this would not have escaped Apple's testing of the iPhone 4. I think the reason they were selling the bumper was to try and hide the reception issue. The only mistake they made was making the bumper to expensive. If they had priced the bumper at $14.99 I think alot more people would have bought them and maybe this would not be such an issue. Also what are they waiting for as far as giving out free bumpers. If they had given out the free bumpers when the issue had first occured I think most people would be fine with it and maybe they could have avoided a recall. If they would have given out free bumpers maybe consumer reports does not put the phone on the don't recommend list. Seems like apple is making alot of silly mistakes they don't usally make when it comes to new products.