It looks like efforts by Steve jobs to end Antennagate have failed to turn the story around. People are still upset and a free case just isn’t cutting it. As this whole thing began to spin out of control, we saw Consumer Reports unable to recommend purchase of the device. This was despite that they say it’s the best smartphone available. Of course, if you can’t make calls with the phone, that’s kind of a big deal. Around the same time, Apple’s stock took a pretty steep dive.
Looks like Apple stock may get a little more affordable in the short term. This antenna gaffe will certainly be addressed and the next phone release will be a killer. Better buy now before it skyrockets again, though it's still far from cheap.