If you know me, you know that I'm a hell of a lot more critical of apple than most people here. But even I think people need to ease up on the apple hate about this issue. People seem to either have ridiculously high expectations of Apple, or this incredibly deep burning hatred towards them and everything they do. The extremes in how people view this one company is insane. No they're not evil, and no they're not gods either. So they overlooked something, forgot to coat the phone, or didn't test this particular aspect enough. I'm sure they will offer a fix (replace the coating, issue free bumpers or something of that sort eventually). The customer service is still rock solid. If you have an issue with this, return the iPhone, get a case of some sort, or get it replaced till you find a phone without the issue. At the end of the day, other than this one issue, they still made a FANTASTIC device. To my knowledge, in terms of brightness and PPI, it has hands down the best screen of any mass production consumer electronics device in history. Yes, it desperately needs a 4.3 inch display, but other than this, it's perfect. It has the best or just about the best camera and video camera of any smartphone on the market by most everyone's tests. It has the fastest speed and performance of any smartphone on the market. It has the most appealing and attractive design of any smartphone on the market. By all indications, it has the best battery life of any smartphone on the market. It also happens to be thinnest smart phone on the market. And they did it all on a ridiculously short design timespan, while simultanously juggling a number of different products, and managed to pull of a worldwide release with millions of copies ready at launch. This wasn't an instance of Apple neglecting to include basic features that they should have had, and that their customers were clamoring for (video camera and 512mbs of ram on the iPad), (blu ray and a decent GPU on the Macbook Pros). This was an instance of Apple designing and building a truly kickass revolutionary device and making a small oversight in manufacturing that I have no doubt will be corrected shortly. One relatively minor issue that I am sure will be fixed shortly, and can be addressed with a case, a bumper, a piece of tape, or a repositioning of your hand should not be enough to crucify the iPhone 4 at the stake. Honestly, the turn around time for Apple products and repairs amazes me. Compare it to the Xbox 360. Microsoft still hasn't fixed the Red Ring of Death issue completely, and they've had FOUR YEARS. And that's an issue that literally destroys their hardware and makes their customers go out and buy another copy. And even they don't get the kind of flack that Apple is getting over a minor issue (atleast it can be avoided with a case and it doesn't destroy the phone), that will almost certainly be fixed within a month's time.