Apple Patent Reveals Radically New iPhone Antenna Window Design

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by soco, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. soco macrumors 68030


    Dec 14, 2009
    Yardley, PA
    Via 9to5 Mac

    I'm wondering what that means. Antenna window design? Maybe I'm missing an obvious term, but I'm not getting the idea.
  2. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2008
    looks like its part of the back housing of the iDevices, made of a "composite foam material"
  3. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 46 years ago
    It's about a way of bonding surfaces together as seamlessly as possible.

    Basically, a thin composite layer with glue built into it.

    One application example they gave is for placing a ceramic or plastic radio-wave-transparent material in a location cut out of a non-radio-transparent metal back.

    The idea is to be able to do such things without customers complaining about looks or feelable joints.
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    It would eliminate the seams between different materials like the back of the original iPhone or like the black plastic piece on the top of the 3G iPads.
    In other words, areas that need to be RF conductive can be seamlessly built into materials that aren't.

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