Who is concerned about the new antenna design?

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  1. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Thought about what happens if coins are in you're pocket and bridges the different antenna connections together, or you have semi moist hands? Valid question, so chime in.
     
  2. iTzChasE macrumors 6502

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    They have probably already thought about that and have made sure it works. If anything It will still be better than the Antenna currently in the iPhone.
     
  3. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Let's hope, because the keynote demo didn't go so well, and yet the 3GS did fine.
     
  4. goobot macrumors 603

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    what makes me happy is the phone can now pick up a signal and people can stop blaming att
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You don't realize that bandwidth around the center is tough on the days they hold the WWDC. Don't lose sleep over it.
     
  6. iTzChasE macrumors 6502

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    Thats true. Hopefully it was just because so many people were on the WiFi.
     
  7. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Explain why the 3GS did fine and yet it's older. :confused:
     
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    Anything would be better.
     
  9. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    And you know it picks up a better signal how??

    I'm a bit worried that holding the antenna will harm reception. We'll see.
     
  10. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Just thought of something, if you order the optional bumper then you shouldn't have to worry about shorting it.
     
  11. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

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    What is the purpose of the newly designed antenna? Better phone reception? Less dropped calls? Free up interior room for bigger battery and overall smaller phone dimensions? Other?
     
  12. trssho macrumors 6502

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    Why didn't Apple have a dedicated Wifi connection for SJ demo. He ad to be P'd!
     
  13. goobot macrumors 603

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    apple said it has a 4x better antenna, plus the ipad can get sooo much more signal.
     

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  14. J273 macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping for better GPS reliability with the new antenna design ,to combat the lag in tomtom/copilot.
     
  15. ChrisGonzales90 macrumors 6502a

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    thats not even a iPhone 4 so your argument is pointless.
     
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    We’ll know soon enough. I’m going to wait a few weeks to see how GPS/Wifi/3G work before making my decision. I would imagine it would greatly enhance the reception for all of these.
     
  18. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Apple can "say" all they want. Do you believe everything you're told? We don't have real world proof.

    The iPad doesn't use the same antenna setup.
     
  19. LimeyBastard macrumors regular

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    Was there any improvement from 3G to 3GS? I had the 3G and will be updating to the new one asap, but the GPS in the 3G was worthless. If I was on the move, it was take minutes to figure out where I was at and where I was heading. It's still operating on the 3G network right as opposed to a dedicated satellite or something?
     
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  21. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Yeah, cuz historically antennas have always been internal? :rolleyes:
     
  22. layziegtp macrumors regular

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    The antenna is still in the phone. It's just going to use the edge to increase reception. What's so hard to understand about that?
     
  23. supercaliber macrumors regular

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    Why does it sound dumb you ask?

    Yes, it is because it was like ten years ago that cell phones had external antennas. I wonder why?
     
  24. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    I guess I'm concerned but not on apple's part. I'm sure they built it to have great reception. AT&T on the other hand.....
     
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    *facepalm*
     

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