Vice is drinking the Apple Koolaid. This phone is a piece of junk and should be recalled. The antenna design of the iPhone is the worst of any smart phone on the market. Simply applying a single finger to the bridge on the left side makes it lose all signal you don't even need to grip it. That doesn't happen with my iPhone 3GS or any other Smart Phone, you have to practically insert the other phones in to an orifice of your body to get them to lose signal.
Apple will never issue a recall they are to stuck up to admit a failing with a product. One thing that makes me laugh is when they introduced the new iPhone 4 they said the new antenna system would make the signal better and now that the stats are in it actually turns out that the iPhone 4 drops more calls than the 3GS does (Apples own confirmation on that). Did they even bother to test this new Antenna design or just assume Bigger = Better.