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Apple's way of suckering iPhone 4 customers for more money. The grip of death refers to the iPhone 4 antenna, which was inconveniently placed right where one would normally have their pinky finger when holding a phone. Touching the antenna causes the iPhone to have extremely poor reception.

This made it necessary for people to buy iPhone cases if they wished to use their iPhones as an actual phone. Steve Jobs once raffled off an iPhone case, almost as if he'd made the grip of death on purpose.
customer: Damn, the reception on my iPhone 4 sucks!

Apple employee: Oh, that's caused by the grip of death. You can solve the problem by buying one of our iPhone cases. There are a lot to choose from! Take a look!

customer: Why the hell should I have to buy an accessory to make my phone work properly?
by xldr August 11, 2010
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