Mark, a Gizmodo reader, sent Steve Jobs and email:
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that this is the most amazing phone I’ve ever owned. FaceTime is incredible! Everything is fantastic except the reception issues I’ve been having.
My buddy has the same issue and he called AppleCare and was shipped a free bumper case. I called too, 2 hours and 3 dropped calls later, I was told that nobody is getting free bumpers. Which is strange because I saw my friends email confirmation showing he was getting a free one. I tried to get one on launch day but the store was sold out. Is there anything you or one of your executive escalations people can do? I love everything about the phone except my signal issues. I hope to hear back with good news.
Thanks for your time,
And here’s Steve Job’s reply:
There is no reception issue. Stay tuned.
If this correspondence is legit and if there is no reception issue why should we stay tuned. Stay tuned for what? For a fix maybe? I’m guessing Steve Jobs is asking us stay tuned so the actually-existing reception issue is dealt with and hopefully fixed. And why would Apple give free Bumpers to iPhone 4 users who call and complain about reception problems?