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First iPhone 4 antenna class action lawsuit? Straight from Maryland

Tech blog Gizmodo is reporting that the first class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T for the allegedly flawed antenna was recently filed in the US District Court of Maryland.

Kevin McCaffrey, of Nottingham (that's Baltimore County) and Linda Wrinn, of Baltimore, are the two lead plaintiffs in the suit.

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As soon as the iPhone 4 debuted last week, consumers started reported weird issues with its apparent reception. When users gripped the phone a certain way, the coverage bars drop, according to complaints heard around the Internet.

(Aside: I own an iPhone 4 and I do notice coverage bars dropping whenever I grip the phone at the bottom, but personally, it hasn't impacted my reception and use of the phone.)

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Below is a graphic that illustrates the problem that consumers are reporting. The phone thus far has been a huge seller, but it remains to be seen how long-term sales will be affected by this issue with the antenna.

First iPhone 4 antenna class action lawsuit? Straight from Maryland

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