"Gripping any phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance" reckons Apple
, "depending on the placement of the antennas"; we'll put aside the fact that their statement seemingly ignores the fact that they
decided on the antenna placement, and instead turn to specialist Spencer Webb of AntennaSys
. He's been roped in for a more educated opinion on what's causing the problem, and he's blaming the FCC and AT&T as well as Apple's designers: turns out, the FCC and carrier testing only requires SAR testing in terms of a human head being nearby, not with a hand actually holding the phone.