This antenna issue will never die, will it? Just when you thought it was fading away, the news get revived, especially due to the firing of Apple’s chief of iPhone hardware.

A WSJ article revealed today that Steve Jobs knew about the iPhone 4 antenna weaknesses over a year ago.

It was Mr. Jobs, rather than Mr. Papermaster, who decided to move forward with the development of the phone even though the company was aware of the risks of the antenna design as much as a year ago, according to people familiar with the matter.

Why in hell would Steve Jobs force a product out if  he isn’t sure of its performances? Apple clearly prioritized physical design over performances. Why?