Coincidence or not? Apple hiring antenna engineersWednesday, June 30, 2010 7:50
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It could be. While enGadget noticed the three iPad/iPhone antenna engineer positions posted on June 23rd, they somehow omitted the one that showed up below it when we did a search on "antenna engineer" at Apple's jobs site, ourselves (see above). That opening was posted in January. Still, does that make the other postings a coincidence? You be the judge.
Apple's official statement has been that all phones exhibit this issue when held in the hand. That is true, in fact, and can be shown by testing, but there have never been complaints about dropped calls because of holding a device.
Antenna experts have weighed in on the issue, including one who warned two weeks before the iPhone 4's launch that the antenna system would be problematic. At this point, many believe that a fix would not be possible via software.
Meanwhile, Apple's leaked "talking points" for its CS representatives make it clear they are sticking by their guns, and no bumpers, which seem to eliminate the issue (as would any case) will be given away free.
Maybe if they'd filled that January opening for an antenna engineer none of this would be happening. Readers, chime in.
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