Rumors have astounded the telecommunications world today following the understanding that all cool new iPhone 4 phones bought by left-handed customers are to be recalled.
It has been alleged that when held in the left hand, the iPhone 4 gradually loses connectivity, making it almost useless for calls or data use. The cause seems to be that parts of the stainless steel edge of the phone, which operates as its aerial, are shielded by the user's hand when used in the left-handed position.
Initially the response was to send out a press release saying that, hey, holding the phone using just the thumb and forefinger was really cool.
Two hours later they suggested that using the iPhone left-handed was 'unnatural' and that left-handed users should connect it up using an optional hands-free kit.
'Not good enough' said user groups and the press. The imminent release of a cool new iPhone 4 'pistol grip', with a handle that plugs into the bottom of the phone, was announced immediately.
When this elicited derision from the press they retracted all these suggestions and rush-released a new application for the iPhone 4. It displays everything up the other way, allowing left-handers to hold the phone upside down. This clears the aerial from being shielded and solves the problem.
However, although the app causes the screen display to be flipped, the fixed graphics on the back of the phone, including the apple logo, will then be upside down.
Another press release was issued, saying: "Don't worry about it - being seen using your cool new iPhone 4 with the rear graphics upside down is way cool."
Several hours later, a new app which allows right-handed iPhone 4 users to flip their displays to get their rear graphics upside down, was announced as 'in the pipeline'.
In the meantime, a sticker pack with upside down iPhone 4 rear graphics is now available for right-handed users, and Apple say it's really, really not bad.