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Antennagate plot thickens engineer warned Jobs

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This is getting way too much attention. Bloomberg reports that an engineer warned Jobs about the possible problems with Apple’s iPhone 4 antenna design. Okay a barrier (i.e. duct tape or a case) that protects the gap from being touched solves the problem. There is oil pouring into the gulf of Mexico that is a problem that folks need to be focused on getting fixed.  -AS

Apple Inc.’s senior antenna expert voiced concern to Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs in the early design phase of the iPhone 4 that the antenna design could lead to dropped calls, a person familiar with the matter said.

Last year, Ruben Caballero, a senior engineer and antenna expert, informed Apple’s management the device’s design may cause reception problems, said the person, who is not authorized to speak on Apple’s behalf and asked not to be identified. A carrier partner also raised concerns about the antenna before the device’s June 24 release, according to another person familiar with the situation.


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Written by adamsafire

July 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm

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