If an iPhone does appear on Verizon, don’t expect Apple to change its antenna design, Spencer Webb, president of AntennaSys, says — as reported by “Computerworld” (http://macosg.me/2/q5).
“I’ve called Apple’s antenna design ‘bold’ and ‘risky,’ but they won’t change it [for a CDMA-based phone],” he says. “The antenna design is architecturally fixed in the design, and it would take them a while to make whatever the next design is.”
Webb told “Computerworld” he doesn’t expect Apple to revert to sticking the antenna inside the iPhone’s case, where it was located until the iPhone 4. Calling Apple’s move a “design choice” that had known trade-offs, Webb said he has no idea how Apple will address what in hindsight became a major negative: dropped calls.
“You can bet your bippy that they’re going to be addressing this issue somehow,” he told “Computerworld.” “They want to be the smartest guys on the planet, which is what comes from adversity like this.”
Speaking of Verizon, there’s been no talk from that company or Apple about a Verizon iPhone. UBS AG analyst John Hodulik has gone on record as saying we’ll see such a critter come January.