37-year-old Apple fanboy Jonathan Mann had no idea that a song he wrote to defend his beloved Cupertino company would end up getting picked up by its leadership to be played at the hastily organized iPhone 4 Antennagate press conference back in 2010.
Upcoming new iPhones and iPads are expected to switch from two upper antennae and two lower antennae made from LCP to a single Modified PI (MPI) material and liquid crystal polymer (LCP) for the upper antenna and three MPI assemblies for the lower antenna.
Apple is expected to release three new iPhone models in 2019, including a successor to the colorful iPhone XR which should feature a 4x4 MIMO antenna design.
TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that iPhone models to be released next year will adopt a new combination of antenna technology in the push towards 5G networking.
Now that the 2017 iPhone's have been released, we have started to see a steady supply of rumors for next years handsets. The latest is a new report from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities who speculates that the 2018 iPhones will have an improved antenna design, yielding increased speeds for users.
French blog NowhereElse.fr on Monday posted a claimed image of an iPhone 7 backplate which offers the clearest look yet at the subdued antenna lines along with a larger single-lens camera on its back. The alleged photo claims to represent Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 7 model and is in line with earlier leaks showing antenna lines running around the top and bottom edges of the handset and a single camera on the back with a larger opening versus that on the iPhone 6s.
According to a new supply chain rumor out of Taiwan, Apple's 'iPhone 7' will be waterproof and feature a brand new antenna-concealing technology that will hide those unsightly antenna bands which iPhone 6/6s owners have been complaining about.
As reported this morning by Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes, Apple's supplier Catcher Technologies will provide the iPhone 7 chassis which is said to be waterproof and use “new compound materials”.
Are you worried, based on the mockups that have been floating around, at the possibility of Apple's next iPhone disappointing fans with cheap design?
If you have any doubts as to Apple's build quality, then you don't know Apple.
The crude, rapidly produced 3D-printed mockups that have been made of low quality materials do not reliably represent the final iPhone 6 design and build quality.
Those ugly, thick white-striped lines on the back, you say? Not part of the final external design, according to a new report by the Japanese business paper Nikkei. The story also notes that the iPhone 6 won't have the antenna breaks and claims the screen will have rounded edges to lay it flush with the device's round corners...
Ah, who could forget the infamous iPhone 4 'Antennagate' debacle? It had barely been a month since Apple had introduced its newly-redesigned handset, when users began to complain of severe signal attenuation when holding the device a certain way.
Steve Jobs and company held a press conference to defend their product, but it wasn't enough to keep the lawsuits at bay. Apple was forced to offer free bumpers, or $15 in cash, to iPhone 4 owners. And now, 3 years later, the checks are finally on their way...
Remember Antennagate? As you know, a settlement was reached in the class-action lawsuit concerning the signal attenuation issue stemming from the iPhone 4 antenna design. The settlement includes Apple issuing a free iPhone bumper case or $15 to eligible iPhone 4 owners in the United States.
In case you don't want a free bumper case for your device, you can now register for a $15 cash payment at the official Antennagate class action settlement website which has just gone live. As always, there are some caveats worth pointing out...
After the iPhone 4 was first launched, many users began to notice 3G reception issues when placing their palm over the antenna part of their iPhone 4. The issue was quickly dubbed the "antennagate" by bloggers.
While also receiving many complaints from customers and a few lawsuits, Apple quickly made free iPhone bumper cases available to everyone, which they said remedied the issue. The issue was fixed in iPhone 4s manufactured later.
One of those US class-action lawsuits is finally seeing a settlement, reports Cnet...
Remember how Consumer Reports refused to recommend the iPhone 4 because of its infamous reception problems? Now, the influential magazine has given the iPhone 4S a different diagnosis, coming to a rather different conclusion.
Consumer Reports is being considerably nicer to Apple's latest iPhone, saying that it does not suffer from any of the antenna-related reception issues that plagued its predecessor.
As a result of the improved antenna found in the iPhone 4S, Consumer Reports is now willing to let bygones be bygones, and is happy to list the handset as a "recommended device." But that's not all...