I can haz bumper?Tweet
So even though I can replicate the iPhone 4 signal attenuation problem on my phone by bridging the antennas, I have yet to be affected by it. I received my phone a couple days prior to the official launch and have had nothing but positive experience with it. Voice calls are clearer than my previous two iPhones and internet service seems faster too. My only complaint is my fear that I'll drop the phone and shatter one or both of the glass panels; the oleophobic coating on the glass makes it extra slippery.
Which brings me to the point of this brief post: Apple announced at it's press conference on Friday that it would be giving away free iPhone bumpers as a gesture of good will. Sure they spent most of the conference pointing fingers and doing their best to not admit fault, but they finally did cave in and promise us a free case. I, for one, am looking forward to my free case, not as an ad-hoc solution to the iPhone signal attenuation problem, but rather as a way to keep from physically dropping my shiny, slippery, new toy. Thanks Apple!