… came from none other than the likes of RIM. Crackberry has the whole story.
Much like a sole person drowning in a sea of swimmers, Steve Jobs attempted to bring down the rest of the smartphone manufacturing community with broad strokes of misdirection during Apple’s press conference regarding the iPhone 4’s unnatural signal attenuation woes. When Steve Jobs completely dodged Ryan Block’s very pointed question regarding the mere touching of the iPhone 4’s danger spot vs. gripping, it was clear the entire press conference was a smokescreen (as if showing the giant blue test room wasn’t enough to prove that already… but I digress).
Of course we can’t blame Jobs for merely protecting Apple’s stock price while attempting to keep sales moving throughout the rest of Q3 (looking at you, arbitrary deadline on the free bumpers), however it’s also obvious that Apple will alter manufacturing to eliminate the attenuation that occurs when bridging the two antennas on the iPhone 4.
In fact, I bet they have a fix ready right now, and it should be rolling off of the assembly line by… say, around September 30th?