Hey guys, Before you say "Here's another one of these threads.." please read through everything I have to say. Given some of the headlines the past few days I think I may have a good theory about how Apple will design the next iPhone. Ok so we know that 1) Both the GSM/UMTS and wifi antenna are integrated into the band around iPhone 4 2) Bridging these two antennae (lower left slit) causes signal degradation to some degree. Well, perhaps this is how Apple will design iPhone 4g/5/2011 There was a headline yesterday that Apple has purchased the intellectual rights of a metal making company (sorry for the elementary way of saying this). In that same report, it was stated that they are working on a "integrated antenna" onto a metal plate on the back of the phone. If you guys remember the keynote, there was a picture of iPhone 4's interior without all the guts of phone. The thing that all the "guts" (logic board if you will, processor, battery, etc) rest on inside the phone is a metal plate. So, Apple could make that metal plate that everything inside the phone rests on the GSM/UMTS antenna and allow the entire band around the phone to be the wifi antenna. They could still put glass on the back (and front of course) and retain the same basic design of the phone. This would be advantageous because 1) The GSM and wifi antennae would be separated from each other. Since the GSM antenna would be inside the phone, the end user could not interfere with it or bridge it to the wifi antenna. 2) The slits could be removed from the band, making the phone look even better. And more surface area for the wifi antenna would then mean better wifi reception (Not sure about this last sentence. I"m a software engineering student not hardware. Please point it out if I am wrong on this one.) 3) The basic look, feel, and design of iPhone 4 could be kept the same for iPhone 4g/5/2011. I don't know anyone personally that does not like the look of the phone (even my Apple hating friends like it). But yes, this one is more opinion and some may hate the current design. Anyways, that is the theory I put together for the next iPhone design. Do you guys think this could work? Any hardware engineers who see a flaw with this theory? Or is it even possible? I would love feedback from everyone. I really hope Apple goes this way with the next phone as I really like the design of iPhone 4.