I've been a follower of macrumors for a number of years now and got my iPhone 3GS on launch day. Since it was announced I've intended to get a new iPhone 4 but due to demand and wariness I decided to wait until after launch to get one. Currently I'm concerned about some of the issues that early adopters have noticed and this has got me thinking... My thinking regarding the issue is how could a company like Apple have overlooked what seems to be such a trivial issue in how the antennas may short each other. After all they would have done extensive real world testing, which then lead to Gizmodo uncovering a pre-release iPhone 4. So why did none of the testers notice this whenever they used the prototype themselves...well as revealed by Gizmodo then iPhone 4 was housed in a dummy case to make it look like a 3GS. This would have acted just like the iPhone 4 bumper and prevented the user's hand from interfering with antennae reception. Despite Apple conducting apparent real world testing their attempt to keep the new design a secret then led to the testing not being representative of real life use of the new iPhone. Therefore, has Apple shot itself in the foot? Not only was the secret design uncovered but the failed attempt to maintain secrecy led to a design flaw not being noticed.