iPhone 5 to feature a revamped Antenna?

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  1. whocaresit, Jan 23, 2011
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    whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    Is this true? Will iPhone 5 feature a totally redesigned Antenna system to reduce signal attenuation issues ?

    iPhone 5 will most probably be announced in June 2011 at WWDC. Looking forward to it!
     
  2. pittpanthersfan macrumors 6502

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    It's the only way I'm buying one. Not that it matters to Apple.
     
  3. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    Probably true, they're going to use Qualcomm for antennas, it should support both CDMA and GSM, and while they're at it I guess they'll work on the attenuation as well.
     
  4. Eso macrumors 68000

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    We already know the antenna band has been redesigned, but whether or not it solves the attenuation issue has yet to be seen.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Short answer: No

    Long anser: Nope


    But seriously, when I say that I'm answering the question using your own term: "Totally redesigned"

    There may be some minor changes like what they did with the Verizon phone (different break point seams) or maybe some kind of different materiel or outer coating or something.

    So that stuff? Sure, maybe. But totally redesigned? I highly doubt it. Simple fact is, Apple is selling iPhone 4s faster than they can make them and the return rates are lower than they were for the last model. What, exactly, is the problem that needs fixing from their point of view?
     
  6. TheyCallMeSaint macrumors regular

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    The VeriPhone already has an updated antenna -- the "break" in the outer band occurs at the top now, where users won't press during a phone call.
     
  7. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Yes!

    Or maybe No!

    We have to see the Verizon version first silly ;)
     
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    but the current one is fine... not my fault, or Apple's, AT&T coverage sucks :p
     

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