Warning: I get blunt near the end.
Since the release of the iPhone 4, there has been a plethora of praise and negativity culminating in today's repeal of Consumer Reports recommendation of Apple's latest device due to possible interference and degradation of reception. On July 2nd, Apple released a Press Report addressing this issue found here upon multiple complaints and initial reports of loss of reception. Consumer Reports demonstrates the loss of reception when the iPhone 4 is held a particular way in this video below. Mind you, there are multiple YouTube videos that also demonstrate this but there are also fellow tech bloggers that aren't reporting this issue.
During the first week of the iPhone 4's release, Techworld posted an article how an early adopter figured out a way to "improve" and prevent interference with the addition of scotch tape to the bottom left side of the the critically flawed device. Since then, multiple lawsuits have been filed, a class action suit has been submitted, and random people and friends are inquiring me asking if I'm experiencing the issue. (list of lawsuits via @Gizmodo)
Bottom line: AT&T has always been terrible. I was always using my iPhone 3G on Edge to save battery coupled with the face that the 3G service was horrible. I've always had Apple's Bumper on my iPhone 4 since day 2 of ownership and cannot specifically admit that I've experienced this issue. Sincerely, it's not any worse than my two year ownership of the iPhone 3G. In fact, I'm loving my iPhone 4 which allows me to do SO much more. Yes, I'm an early adopter, I love Apple Products but I'm not going to be a little bitch and complain about something that a simple a fix can't solve. Everyone needs to get over the flawed American Mentality of suing companies for "flawed" products and just don't buy the damn thing. It's not flawed! How can it be when 1.7 million people bought the damn thing in the first 3 days! (Apple's PR)
Grow a pair, leave AT&T, dump the iPhone 4 and get an Evo already. Because of the Apple and the success of their iPhones, I was able to sell my two previous versions (1 black iPhone 3G 8GB and 1 white iPhone 3G 16GB) almost paying for the new phones! It's ingenious that their hold a certain value on the used market which makes me a happy consumer. Yeah there might be an asterisk and for some unknown reason when Apple was beta testing the design they missed this detail, but come on, the iPhone 4 is awesome!