The iPhone 4 is out. Are you one of the lucky ones to snag Apple’s latest must-have gadget? Even if you’re not, you have to admit that when they release something, the world waits in line to get it. That’s not by chance.
Still, they’re as mortal as the next company and, according to PC Magazine, it sounds like there are a few problems with its antenna reception. The solution? Apparently, it’s to hold it differently. It’s not the first time something like this has happened, either, but there might be a good reason why.
Another article – this one by an actual antenna designer at a company called Antennasys, Inc. – points to the requirements placed on them by the FCC and even by AT&T for the awkward antenna.
It’s good blog entry that shows us another side of what goes into the actual engineering of a device like the iPhone. And the best part is that it doesn’t sound like radio instructions.