While the release of the iPhone 4 appears to be a hit, there are certain issues that seem to have come up, like the reception of the new frame. Apple, for its part, is not overly concerned by the issues.

“All phones have sensitive areas,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs to Ars Technica. “Just avoid holding it in this way.”

The edges of the handset are designed to enhance the signal, though holding the lower left corner is said to reduce reception. Moving one’s hands or using rubber bumper frames (sold seperately) solves the issue.

Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas,” said Apple in an official statement. “This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. Avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases.”

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