Date: June 24, 2010
Complex says: The fourth-generation iPhone offered industry-leading features such as the best media player, biggest app store, and most user-friendly UI, but hardware issues such as fragile Gorilla Glass casing and yellow bands appearing on the touchscreen plagued the first few shipments. Then came Antennagate: a controversy caused by the reception loss that occurred when owners applied a tight grip to the phone’s lower left corner, where the antenna was placed. Instead of replacing phones, Apple opted for a more simple (read: cheaper) solution to fix the problem: offering a free bumper case. Not many dropped-call complaints have been recorded since, but Antennagate and the iPhone will forever be linked. Oh well, you know you still want one.