updated 06:50 pm EDT, Mon June 28, 2010
Same firm also sued Facebook over game ads
Law firm Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff has already targeted the iPhone 4 in a potential class-action lawsuit against Apple. The firm is currently seeking out iPhone owners who have experienced poor reception quality, dropped calls, and weak signals.
Early reviews and customer reports quickly focused on reception issues that have been blamed on the iPhone's new antenna design. Holding the phone in certain ways is said to cause a significant drop in signal strength, forcing many users to change their habitual grip or place the device in a case to avoid placing fingers across the black bands at the bottom of the metal frame.
Apple released a statement defending the iPhone design and pointing out that antenna attenuation is common to any wireless phone, depending on hand placement. The issue is also said to be exaggerated by misrepresentation of signal strength on the interface bars, which will be addressed in a firmware fix. Some users claim that the connection is completely dropped when the phone is gripped improperly, however, which may indicate the problem is more than a software glitch.
Although the class-action suit centers around the antenna issues, customers have also complained of several other problems. Some of the devices reportedly show yellow tint on the new LCD panel, while others are said to have faulty proximity sensors. [via Valleywag]