You might remember that the iPhone 4 was hit by a pretty big controversy about its antenna design shortly after it was released. Known as the antennagate, this issue could easily be replicated simply by wrapping your hand around the bottom of the phone, which is how 90% of people actually hold their phones.

It seems that Apple went back to the drawing board and came up with a slightly different antenna design for the Verizon iPhone. If you look at the 2 images below, you will see that the tiny black breaks between the different parts of the antenna are at different spots…

First, let’s look at the AT&T iPhone. As you can see it has only 3 black breaks:

Now let’s look at the Verizon iPhone, which clearly shows 4 black breaks.

Hopefully Apple figured out how to prevent the death grip. Maybe that’s a new antenna design we’ll see on the next generation iPhone?

[9 to 5 Mac]

  • TotallyBrit

    Thats due to the switch to CDMA but I’m damn hoping it’s a solution to the death grip.

  • Burge

    Still need jailbreaking though to get the most out of it …

  • SillyBear

    /shrug
    I’ve never had a problem with this so called death grip.

    • soccerkrzy

      Not every phone is affected by it. It’s actually a smaller percentage of phones that have the problem; unfortunately, mine is one of them.

  • Mcsteven

    Yeah me either. Never had a problem. It must’ve been a certain batch. Idk.

  • Zocar

    The only death grip I had was from my ex wife. If AT&T continues to early upgrade I’m sticking with them

  • jing1976

    lol