I got my new iPhone and case the other day, and I was super excited. When I got home I immediately opened the box and synced with iTunes. After it was done loading everything I put on the case and screen protector. This thing looks sweet, time to show it off. So I was hungry and decided to take this bad boy out in public. I went to the local mall and decided to eat at the food court, mmmm chicken nuggets. While waiting in line a guy sees me playing with my phone and comments how he’s not going to upgrade his 3gs for that piece of junk. Thinking he’s being sarcastic I reply with, “ I know, right”. He then tells me, “No, I’m serious”. I ask him really? Not knowing about the antenna issue at this time, since I have a case on, I then start listing all the new features. I start with the new resolution, the faster processor, twice as much RAM, HD video, video editing on my phone, longer battery life, noise cancellation, face time, front facing camera. I tell him the 3gs is an awesome phone but this one has and does so much more. At his time I ask him to sit with me and explain more about his views. He tells me it sucks on count of the antenna. I ask him to explain. He states that the phone will lose signal strength, or drop a call if I’m in a weak area and you touch a certain part of the phone, and say it’s a design flaw. I ask him to show me. He says he can’t while I have my case on. I then ask him, so you mean if I get a call, remove my case, hold it a certain way, and happen to be in a low signal area I may drop a call? He say, yes. Think god I have a case I tell him. Now at this point I’m ready to do a little debating. So I ask him if I have a case I don’t have any thing to worry about? He lets me know he doesn’t want to have to buy a case, and I say that’s fare. But I notice you have one on your phone, is it because of a design flaw? He says it’s for protection, if I drop it. I tell him so is mine, you would be dumb not to have one with a glass screen. I ask him is that a design flaw? I tell him it’s more of a design penalty. A design flaw has a penalty without a advantage much like the Toyota’s gas pedals. A design penalty has a penalty but also give you an advantage over other designs. He wants me to explain. You get the benefits of a super clear, smooth and eloquent glass screen compared to plastic. Con is that it can shatter. So it’s a good idea to use a case. Same with the antenna, it’s large, basically the size of the phone, and can receive signals from a lot farther away from the source. Con is if you touch a certain area it will lose strength just like touching any antenna. To resolve use a case. Now I want to show him the speed of this bad boy. I ask him to log onto the local free wifi network, which happens to be the Starbucks at the end of the food court. He tells me he cant get a signal, he says he also doesn’t get a 3g signal in side the mall. I say well there you go. After eating my last nugget I then stand up and say, thank you. If your wondering how he saved my life well…….. I now have more confidence in my phone then ever and I can go on with my life not worrying about it. Unlike this guy who has no life and worries about stupid crap like this.