One of the first people to speak out about the so-called antenna issue, noted antenna design specialist Spencer Webb, had this to say last week - his first impressions on July 2nd, when he first had some time to "experience" an iPhone 4: http://www.antennasys.com/antennasys-blog/2010/7/2/first-impressions-iphone-4.html His article was widely quoted, shared, and he even appeared on TWiT for an interview. A lot of people took his opinions and twisted them around to conform to whatever they wanted it to appear as though he was saying. He only had a brief experience with the iPhone 4 so his opinions were a bit tainted, one could say, but the short period of time he had to work with one and do some very basic impromptu testing did give him reasons to wonder about the specific antenna design Apple chose. Perhaps he even found something to speculate over with respect to the reported antenna and reception issues that were just starting to turn from whispers to roars. Now, 5 days later, Spencer received his own iPhone 4 (he'd ordered it some time in the recent past, I can't say specifically when that was). He had a lot more hands on with it, was able to do more impromptu testing, and has now come to a new conclusion, or as he puts it exactly: You can read his expert opinion - and anybody that dares doubt his expert status can check his qualifications - of his own iPhone 4's antenna design and performance here: http://www.antennasys.com/antennasys-blog/2010/7/7/the-iphone-4-smartmodule.html SmartModule, indeed.