'Twas a hypothetical question anyway. I couldn't tell if that person sincerely thought the iPhone 4 was designed wrong or if he had a lemon, or if it was AT&T. Maybe he was jinxed. What did he expect to happen if he was handed a proven-to-work-flawlessly iPhone 4? Would it mysteriously stop working?
I don't know either, whether it was designed wrong or I had a lemon (for the dropped call problem). All I know is that I had a very limited time left to either keep the phone OR take it back for a refund. Because of the problems I had with so many dropped calls, I elected to take it back for a refund.
I guess I'll never know what the problem was, maybe I was spoiled with my 3G (although kind of slow) and my 3GS (pretty fast). There is no doubt, my iPhone 4 was blazingly fast for data/internet access, apps opened so fast it made my head spin, the display was unbelievably beautiful, everything blew me away but the one I had dropped most calls.
What made me think it was a phone/antenna problem was the fact that I had both previous phones with very few dropped calls AND all the comments and 'press' regarding antennagate. Then when the Apple store employee told me (around Christmas), that if I expected the iPhone 4 to be as good or better than my current 3GS at not dropping calls, I would be very disappointed........that indicates they must have 'some' problems they know about.
If you gave me youre "proven-to-work-flawlessly iPhone 4" and it worked as good for me as it had for you, I'd be elated!!!