So everyone keeps saying the antenna problem is a result of skin-on-metal contact. More specifically, the issue presents itself when the two antennas (separated by the seam on the bottom left corner) are bridged. For me, at least, touching the metal band and death gripping it all I want does nothing to my signal, provided the seam isn't bridged. But as soon as the two antennas are connected, bars disappear. In fact, I just tested this without even using my finger. I put the phone down flat on my desk, 5 bars, and joined the two antennas with a paper clip. Down to 1 bar in about 15-20 seconds. If that's the case, then doesn't a software fix seem completely possible? Couldn't the engineers modify how the antennas communicate with each other, or how they behave when they are bridged? Doesn't it make sense that Apple would at least consider this prior to issuing a recall or something else ridiculous? Or are they just that greedy that they'll deny it and force people to buy bumpers? It's like their ****-up was a golden opportunity in disguise.