No, they said some people might have the problem that everyone's been blowing out of proportion. But only .5% (not 5 percent, half a percent) of users have even reported the problem.
Most of the people foaming at the mouth about this don't even have iPhones, they just want to see Apple fail.
Because these people have been so loud, the perception is that most people are having reception problems, which is simply not true. For most people the reception is better.
Because the media has created this perception, Apple is giving everyone free Bumpers.