A new email, allegedly from Steve Jobs about the iPhone 4 antenna band problems -- where touching the stainless steel on the lower left side causes the signal to drop or go away completely -- seems to a offer a response either curtly dismissive or perhaps... encouraging?
I love everything about the phone except my signal issues
Steve Jobs supposedly replied:
There are no reception issues. Stay Tuned.
Now as with any and all alleged Steve Jobs customer support email, we have no way of knowing whether any individual one is real or not. But if it is... Jedi mind-trick? Cruel pun? Or a sign that Apple knows what the problem is and has a -- perhaps iOS 4.0.1 powered -- fix in the works?
If so, it could signal a change from Apple's last communication on the matter:
Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. 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.
Let's hold to hope.