is Contradictory In the piece they say 'Alternatively, said Apple, customers could buy a case to shield the antenna. '
I though the whole object of this exercise to AVOID shielding the antenna. They are fumbling in the dark again. The way forward is to tape a bit of bare wire to the casing - so that it protrudes above the hand Until that is they get around to going back to the 'screw in' type of knobby bit.
Surely if people are so bright that they can find their way to a shop to buy an Iphone, then slightly changing the way they hold it is not a massive and onerous task? I have never read so much cobblers written about such a minor problem.
It seems a bit of a poor design if they have placed the voltage node of the antenna at the bottom of the phone where it will have the greatest effect of detuning the antenna with your hand, there probably is a reason why they did it that way, but I can't see the logic at the moment.
What it certainly shows is a lack of 'field testing' as that problem would have raised its head very early in the testing. In many other businesses allowing such a fault through to the customer would certainly raise concerns. Imagine if Toyota had told their customers, "It's the way your pressing the pedal" or "We can sell you a part to rectify that."