Discussion in 'iPhone' started by carlgo, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. carlgo macrumors 68000

    Dec 29, 2006
    Monterey CA
    Is there any info out there that might show how the new big antenna will affect reception? The keynote mentioned it, but there were no promises.

    Maybe many simple phone call issues were due to a form over function decision by Apple. AT&T's 3G coverage is clearly not good, but maybe a proper antenna could have resulted in more reliable Edge connections. Did AT&T complain about being the scapegoat?
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    There are a lot of reasons why iPhone 4 could have had a bad signal inside of the Moscon(sp?) centre, antenna design being only a small factor. Long before the keynote Apple would have discovered if the antenna design was a poor choice.

    We won't truly know if the new iPhone gets better reception or not until someone gets their hands on it and does a review. Until I hear otherwise I will give Apple the benefit of the doubt, as I'm sure they want to greatly improve over the issues with the 3G and 3GS - their reception issues are not entirely AT&T's fault.
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    The FCC docs should have the technical data on xmit and recv performance. If they aren't already available, the will be by launch date.
  4. aluren macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    How does the antenna of the 3G/3GS look like compared to the iPhone 4? Are there just internal wiring inside compared to the entire stainless steel band of the 4? If so, then can we safely assume that the iPhone4's antenna is at least 3-4 times bigger than previous generations?

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