Betcha Apple completely redesigns antenna in iPhone 5

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  1. TapHappy macrumors regular

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    I am a little surprised Apple didn't completely redesign the antenna for the Verizon iPhone 4. I bet they will won't make that mistake with the iPhone 5!
     
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  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Betcha Apple will only make minor changes to the antenna.

    See, anyone can make frivolous speculations.
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I'd be surprised if they didn't make it a whole new design. It'd be easy way to make everyone buy the new model without the "flaw." ;)
     
  6. TapHappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bingo! You win what's behind door #2!
     
  7. countrydweller macrumors 6502

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    It works quite well for me and many others, so I'll just wait and see.
     
  8. tigres macrumors 68040

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    :D See what ya did there...
     
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    To what, pacify the 0.29% of people who complained about it?
     
  10. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    Same design, but minor tweaks to make sure that corner isn't a problem.
     
  11. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    you can't just design a phone in less than a year. to release a phone in late june means that it has to be submitted to the FCC a few months prior and that means you have to test it yourself for a few months. the iphone 5 has been in development since 2008 or 2009.

    apple and others have roadmaps going out years where they guess as to which features to include, etc. it's not like you just make a new phone in a month because of problems with the old one or because someone else released something cool
     
  12. infidel69 macrumors regular

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    That doesn't mean the design isn't flawed. That juast means you have good reception in your area.
     
  13. Tailpike1153 macrumors 6502a

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    What if they used a non-conductive laminate material to cover the antenna? No need for a redesign assuming that the "iP5" is really the iP4S.
     
  14. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I hope not. The iPhone 4 design is the best looking phone on the market.
     
  15. TapHappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nah to pacify the testings labs and technology writers that think there is a problem with the design.
     
  16. countrydweller macrumors 6502

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    I had more dropped calls with my 3G than I have now.
     
  17. infidel69 macrumors regular

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    Good for you.
     
  18. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Ha ha...how much are you betting?

    And, because I know how these things go, I'm sure you'll eventually end up arguing what you meant by "completely."

    I expect very minor changes. We won't count those as "completely redesigned" when the time comes. Put shortly, I expect you to lose this bet.
     
  19. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    You mean the "technology writers" over at Consumer Reports?

    PFFFFF!
     
  20. countrydweller macrumors 6502

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    Ya, I like it.... :)
     
  21. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I like the stainless band but wish they would move the antenna inside the phone so everyone would shut up about it!:mad:
     
  22. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Apple will eliminate the antenna completely. How that's for thinking differently....:D
     
  23. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I agree that we will only see minor changes.
     
  24. TapHappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think they will come out with the NEXT GEN antenna design along the lines of the Retina Display. They could call it the Hyper Fractal Antenna LOL
     
  25. Hakkera macrumors member

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    Put in the way that I really think they should re-design the aerial. At the end of the day the iPhone is a telecommunicational device. The aerial is a pivotal part of that role.
     

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