Shortly after iPhone 4 made world debut, users began complaining about reception issues. As reported on Engadget and Gizmodo, it turns out that there ‘will’ be reception issues on the new iPhone if you place your hands over the bottom-left hand corner of the handset.
Now, Apple has finally come to the users' rescue. Their answer – You are holding it in the wrong way.
Apple suggests that users should change the position of which they hold the phone, even better, they need to buy a case which covers this part of the area.
After users filled Steve Jobs' email with complaints, he replied back providing solutions to the problems. You should avoid holding the phone in that way, he wrote.
Read on to know Apple’s official fix to the problem: "If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, 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.”
So call it bad design or user's holding problem, you have got a fix!