So if anyone has read any of my posts (which I doubt lol) I had reception woes when touching my phone like most of us. The problem is only really a problem in low signal areas, like my bedroom... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMgSGp-ns3c Of course on day one I was a little pissy about it, but now that I've had some time to understand, it's ok. At work I can't replicate the problem, outside I really can't either, only in places where I typically had crap reception. But I had already set up an appointment so for peace of mind I wanted to try a new phone. They originally were supposed to over night a phone to me but they screwed that up somehow, and instead sent me to the Apple Store. Apple clearly (well duh, after SJ commented on it last night) knows about this because they literally asked me to walk around the store and hold all the display phones (something I already did previously)....and since that Apple store has sub par AT&T reception all of the phones lost signal. I could have kept my phone, but for curiosity reasons I wanted to replace it still. They then replaced my phone, I covered the lower left antenna and the replacement phone did the same thing. The tech wanted to see it happen again lol So he brought out another phone replacement and THAT phone did it to. So to shorten this blabbing, I accepted the replacement as the home button actually felt a little snappier than the one I brought in. I went outside, had full bars and couldn't replicate the problem. I REFUSE to believe it's a coating problem. If you look at the antenna it has a shimmer to it in the light, I think that's what they are calling the coating and they are probably confused thinking people with the problem don't have that shimmer effect. That's a total guess though. So to end my posts here about this nonsense: 1) Phone in good signal area, you can pretty much hold it how you'd like...to an extent. 2) Phone in weak signal area, avoid that lower left seam. 3) Coating my ass 4) Steve Jobs is still an arrogant prick. Hope this helps, save your time, don't replace your phone and just enjoy it or take it back if you feel it's just not usable for you. As for me I'm done with all of this and am just going to enjoy this amazing device. Bumper and all.