After all my apple-fanboy-dom, after all the arguments and rows, I've decided to take the damn thing back.
"Why?" I hear upwards of 97% of the forum ask.
Well, although I am right handed, and my iPhone has a bumper case, when I take it out of the case and hold it "wrongly", my phone does indeed lose signal.
Now this wouldn't normally be a problem for me, but the problem is clearly so severe apple need to fix it. I don't believe for a minute that it isn't an almighty hardware **** up, so they are in a real mess.
When the new version comes out, if I keep my phone, I'll end up with a £600 phone with a severe design flaw that no one will want to buy come resale time.
I have to admit defeat. Ignoring all the lies and crap from apple - the phone is flawed, and even though it doesn't affect me directly, I'm not putting up with a £600 less-than-perfect phone.