According to reports, senior engineer and antenna expert at Apple, Ruben Caballero warned management that the device may drop calls and hurt reception. A similar warning was issued to Apple by a carrier partner. Yet Apple continued with the design as planned as it allowed for a thinner and lighter handset.
Sounds like Apple headed straight for the iceberg on this one despite warning. Let's see what unfolds at the Press Conference in a little over 8 hours from now.