I was somewhat optimistic that Apple would have fixed the iPhone 4 antenna issues with the release of the iPhone 4 on Verizon. However, the folks at iLounge tested out the new Verizon iPhone 4 and discovered that there are still "death grip" problems. Thankfully, a simple bumper case prevents your hands from making contact with the antenna and solves the problem (and gives your phone protection), so this will likely not be that big of an issue. I personally was never able to replicate the "death grip" problem on an AT&T iPhone 4 probably due to the fact that I had a relatively strong signal. It will be interesting to see if the iPhone 5, which is expected to be released this summer, will still have these antenna issues, regardless of the carrier.