So apparently.....the new iphone 4g has some awesome new features!!
If you hold the phone in just the right way you can reduce your connection bars! To make them go back up, all you have to do is let go of the phone! You can remove this feature by buying a rubber case which doesn't allow you to connect the iphone to its charger. Awesome!
info on the iphone 4g [gizmodo]
PS: Apples says its not their problem!