An iOS 4.0.1 software fix is in the works and may arrive early this week, reports CNET.
Around the time the iPhone 4 was first released last week, users started flooding the Internet with complaints that holding the phone a certain way weakened or even cut off its reception, causing calls to drop. Users soon found that gripping the iPhone in their left hands interfered with the antenna band that runs around the unit, thereby strangling the signal.
According to the article, "An iOS 4.0.1 software fix is in the works and may arrive as early as Monday, according to AppleInsider."
Apple has been rather cavalier about the problem, saying that reception issues were "a fact of life for every wireless phone," the article said.
There has been some debate, the article said, that the reception problems with iPhones in general are both hardware and software issues. Thus, that article adds, "as a result, the opinion seems to be that the trouble lies in both the hardware and software. If that’s the case, then an iOS 4.0.1 bug fix may not eliminate the problem but could certainly alleviate it."
Finally, the article said, "Apple reported on Monday [June 28, 2010] that it sold 1.7 million iPhone 4 units in the first three days.