In case it wasn't obvious enough from Apple
's agitated response to our question during today's iPhone 4 Q&A session
in Cupertino, there's no software fix
in the pipeline for the antenna issues
that are plaguing users today. A prior report in the New York Times
seemed fairly confident that the troubles could (and would) be solved in the near term by a simple software update, but the company's own Scott Forstall called said report "patently false." So, there you have it -- the only thing that'll be fixed via software is how big your smallest bar
of signal is. Beyond that, you'll need to grab some Duct tape, a free case
or a white glove if you're looking to avoid attenuation entirely.