Let's face it - today's press conference was an unprecedented move by Apple, but was needed to smooth the waters over. In yet another unprecedented move, Apple has added a page on their website that's dedicated to "smartphone antenna performance." The page, found at apple.com/antenna, is a continuation of what was discussed today, and works to clarify some of the signal strength issues that have circulated since the iPhone 4's June 24th launch. The engineers at Apple tested an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, HTC DROID Eris, BlackBerry Bold 9700, and Samsung Omnia II, and found that some level of signal dropout was experienced across the board.
When all is said and done, Apple is right - the issue has been around for some time. I've reviewed countless phones that have warned me with stickers like "for optimal signal strength, don't touch this area." It's not anything out of the ordinary, but the issue lies in Apple's high standing in the press, and their poor PR moves prior to today.
After the hoopla surrounding the iPhone 4, are you still planning to buy one? Hash it out in the comments!