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Steve Jobs On iPhone Problems: 'We're Not Perfect'

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is responding to growing complaints about the latest iPhone by declaring, "We're not perfect." Apple Inc. has been beset with complaints from buyers of its iPhone 4 that holding the phone with a bare hand can muffle the wireless signal.

The problem has been termed the "death grip."

At a news conference, he declared, "This is life in the smart phone world. Phones aren't perfect, and it's a challenge for the whole industry."

He continued, "We're all doing the best we can, but every phone has weak spots."

On Monday, Consumer Reports said careful testing had confirmed the antenna problem. The magazine refused to recommend the phone and called on Apple to compensate buyers. Copyright 2010 National Public Radio. To see more, visit