should apple coat the antenna ?

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  1. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

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    so with the problem of signals issues you think apple should have some sort of coating on the next manufacture builds to fix this problem?
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  3. KameronBriggs macrumors 6502

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    prolly the smartest solution i've heard. all day.
     
  4. Anticlockwork macrumors newbie

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    I'm probably wring but it looks to me that the steel parts are already anodized.
     
  5. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Always amusing to see all of the armchair engineers appear when there's a hardware problem.
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    There are clear coatings that Apple could apply to reduce conductivity.
     
  7. irich25 macrumors regular

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  8. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    While it's too late for current iPhones, couldn't they just move th seems from the bottom to the top in future models? Instead of it being on the bottom, it seems on the top would put it in a place where you wouldn't touch it as often.
     
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Due to FCC regulations the antenna must be on the bottom.
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    The antenna have to be as far away from the head as possible. This coating idea is best I've heard yet. Hopefully Apple's genii will be able to "paint" this coating onto current iPHones.
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    No, I thought that the frequency absorption rate (or whatever it's called) limit tended to push the design to the bottom but was not mandated to be

    Apparently the head and hand are not considered equal in terms of absorption
     
  12. glanv macrumors regular

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    I am seeing my father today and he is a telecoms engineer. I am going to see what his slant is on this before buying the new phone. I'm not saying he will be 100% correct, but his opinion will be a lot more informed than mine. I wonder if one could coat it themselves with something similar to the invisible shield material?
     
  13. Pushkar macrumors 6502a

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  14. ArcAngel66 macrumors regular

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    Thats the correct response. It doesn't HAVE to be on the bottom, but most phones have it that way because of the regulations.
     
  15. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Cool, let us know what he says.
     

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