Alluminium 7000 = worse reception ?

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  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    Is it true that Alluminium 7000 impacts the reception?

    If yes, I hope Apple has increased the power of the cellular receiver to get the same reception of the older models.
     
  2. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget the hideous antenna lines. They are still outside and visible so the case won't impact the reception.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The signal isn't going to get through any grade of aluminum. If there are signal differences it'll be due to other changes in the design.
     
  4. Epyon790 macrumors member

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    Hopefully thats not the case. more power = less battery life.
    When a phone has poor signal it raises the transmit power to try and accomodate.
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 601

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  6. Whtchdr macrumors member

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    Doesn't matter what type of metal they chose, any type will affect the signal. Thus the reason for the plastic antenna separators.
     
  7. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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  8. ok3wire macrumors member

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    Well "Ramgate" appears to be fizzling out before it even gets started, so I suppose "Aluminiumgate" is as good a replacement as any. :p And let's be sure to stick with the British pronunciation. It gives the scandal more of an international flavor.

    I'm going to therefor predict that 7000 series aluminum will decrease reception by 70% and that we'll all have to learn to shinny up repeater towers in order to place our calls. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  9. JXShine macrumors 6502

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    Where did you get this information?
     
  10. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    where do these rumors spread from? samsung r&d?
    its METAL guys. You have to run the antennas around their perimeter regardless of the GRADE of aluminum. Thats what the bands are for btw.
     
  11. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    iPhones have had Aluminum for the past couple of updates anyways. If there were any issues, they would have come out by now.
     
  12. CodeSpyder macrumors 6502a

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    Now that picture's a blast from my past. I actually remember that show. I'm old...
     
  13. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Oliva! Oliva!
     

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