The more I think about the "reception issue" as it seems to have now become, the more I think I'm getting a picture of what went wrong... My opinion is: Apple knew in testing that holding the phone in precisely a certain way, would reduce reception by 1-2 bars. I don't think it is a coincidence that they chose now to release their first ever iPhone case, and one that just so happens to only cover the area effected under these circumstances. I think that ultimately the real miscalculation that Apple made was that they massively underestimated just how many areas of AT&T's coverage only have 1-2 bars to begin with. Losing 1-2 bars when the antenna is handled is an issue for all cell phones, and when one has sufficient service, it really isn't that big of an issue. It is now however, because this issue is revealing just how much of the AT&T network is really just a patched-up poor excuse for one. This is just one guy talking here, but unless I've missed it, this seems to be an angle that I am not hearing people talking about too much.... how come?