Forbes writes: "As the saying goes, It's not the crime but the cover-up. Had Nixon admitted the mistake and taken corrective action, many people believe it would have been over quickly and he would have retained his presidency.
Likewise, from Apple's ( AAPL - news - people ) perspective the iPhone 4 antenna issue is relatively minor. As Steve Jobs pointed out, most iPhone owners don't have a problem, some only have problems when they deliberately try to replicate the issue, and a few have a real issue. Also the solution is very straightforward. Tape or a bumper seems to reasonably resolve the issue."