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The news have it:
Apple's new I phone cuts connections frequently due to bad reception.
That happenes when holding the I-phone in a certain way.

http://tinyurl.com/32lp96x

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Antenna engineers, Apple wants you to help with iPhone reception
Are you an unemployed antenna engineer who specializes in wireless
mobile devices?
Are you an unemployed antenna engineer who specializes in wireless
mobile devices? Apple Inc. might have a job for you. The company,
which is under fire for reception problems with its newest iPhone
model and its iPad tablet computer, has posted three openings on its
website for jobs described as "Antenna Engineer-iPad/iPhone." » Don't
miss a thing. Get breaking news alerts delivered to your inbox. The
posts are dated June 23, the day before the launch of the iPhone 4,
which customers have been complaining loses signal when held in
certain ways that seem to interfere with the device's antenna. Apple
responded to complaints last week in a statement that said some loss
of reception is common when gripping any wireless device. The
Cupertino, Calif.-based company suggested users avoid gripping the
phone "in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the
black strip in the metal band." Or, the statement suggested, owners of
the phone could purchase one of several cases being marketed for the
device. One iPhone 4 user who e-mailed Apple Chief Executive Steve
Jobs directly about the issue got a response that said, in entirety,
"There are no reception issues. Stay tuned," according to the popular
MacRumors website. Analysts at ISuppli Corp. said similar issues
weren't that common among other smart phones because the antenna is
usually packed inside. The iPhone 4's antenna is a steel frame that
wraps around the device to boost cellular coverage, Jobs said at the
phone's unveiling June 7 in San Francisco. The Apple job description
says candidates "should be able to design antennas suitable for
wireless handheld devices with excellent radiation performance." The
company did not return phone calls or e-mails on Wednesday requesting
comment on the ads. Despite complaints about iPhone 4 reception that
popped up widely on the Internet soon after the phone was released,
Apple sold 1.7 million of them -- a record for the company -- in the
first three days the device was on the market. The iPhone 4 starts at
$199 with a commitment to a two-year AT&T cellphone plan. Apple says
it expects to be selling the phone in 88 countries by September

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Other sources mention a 100 mio dollar research budget
to fix that Ipod antenna.

Ever heard about diversity antennas, 3dB coupling of
antennas using directional couplers, switchable antenna arrays?


100 mio dollars are out there waiting for you!

w.

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On 1 Jul 2010 09:07:53 +0200, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs ...
said, in entirety:
"T__re are no rece____n issues. Sta_ _uned,"

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On Jul 17, 4:08*pm, Richard Clark wrote:
On 1 Jul 2010 09:07:53 +0200, *Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs ...
said, in entirety:

"T__re are no rece____n issues. Sta_ _uned,"


can you hear me now?
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On 07/17/2010 09:12 AM, K1TTT wrote:
On Jul 17, 4:08 pm, Richard wrote:
On 1 Jul 2010 09:07:53 +0200, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs ...
said, in entirety:

"T__re are no rece____n issues. Sta_ _uned,"


can you hear me now?


I've been watching this unfold over the last week or so and I think
Apple has hit the point where you can't have your cake and eat it too.
New gadgets are fine, but there is a limit on cell phone reception.
It isn't magic but people tend to think it is. I have cell phones all
over the place since my wife is a cell phone addict where I could care
less. There are dead zones depending on who you have signed up with. I
found this painfully true when I was on a bicycle ride in the mountains
and two women were talking with a tower in plain sight. My phone would
not connect since it was a propriety kind of thing. I think you can dial
911 and force a connection, but that is about it.
Bill Baka
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On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:06:12 -0700, Bill Baka
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I think you can dial
911 and force a connection, but that is about it.


But the iPhone 4 doesn't have -gasp!- a dial.

What WERE they thinking?


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On 07/17/2010 11:43 AM, Richard Clark wrote:
On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:06:12 -0700, Bill
wrote:

I think you can dial
911 and force a connection, but that is about it.


But the iPhone 4 doesn't have -gasp!- a dial.

What WERE they thinking?


Picky, aren't we?
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On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:43:11 -0700, Richard Clark
wrote:

On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:06:12 -0700, Bill Baka
wrote:

I think you can dial
911 and force a connection, but that is about it.


But the iPhone 4 doesn't have -gasp!- a dial.


There's an app for that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr2APizuXZg
http://itunes.apple.com/app/iretrophone-rotary-dialer/id284700702


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On Jul 17, 11:43*am, Richard Clark wrote:
On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:06:12 -0700, Bill Baka
wrote:

I think you can dial
911 and force a connection, but that is about it.


But the iPhone 4 doesn't have -gasp!- a dial.

What WERE they thinking?


It does now!

http://www.telovation.com/photos/ret...y-dial-app.jpg

You don't even have to go there; you know what you're
going to see! hi hi
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On Jul 17, 7:07*am, Helmut Wabnig [email protected] .- --- -. dotat wrote:
The news have it:
*Apple's new I phone cuts connections frequently due to bad reception.
That happenes when holding the I-phone in a certain way.

http://tinyurl.com/32lp96x

cit:

*(01.07.2010)

Antenna engineers, Apple wants you to help with iPhone reception
Are you an unemployed antenna engineer who specializes in wireless
mobile devices?


come on, we can't let this group be taken over by just the spammers!
ART! you must have an opinion on this, why aren't they using your
gaussian design to get their magic levitating neutrinos to fly off
their antenna??? or is their antenna not diamagnetic so it suffers
from a shortage of neutrinos??
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On 7/22/2010 6:36 PM, K1TTT wrote:
On Jul 17, 7:07 am, Helmut [email protected] .- --- -. dotat wrote:
The news have it:
Apple's new I phone cuts connections frequently due to bad reception.
That happenes when holding the I-phone in a certain way.

http://tinyurl.com/32lp96x

cit:

(01.07.2010)

Antenna engineers, Apple wants you to help with iPhone reception
Are you an unemployed antenna engineer who specializes in wireless
mobile devices?


come on, we can't let this group be taken over by just the spammers!
ART! you must have an opinion on this, why aren't they using your
gaussian design to get their magic levitating neutrinos to fly off
their antenna??? or is their antenna not diamagnetic so it suffers
from a shortage of neutrinos??


That's what wrong with you kids nowadays, you give things away. Back
"when men were men, and women were women, and fuzzy green alien ..." a
smart guy would have taken all you mentioned and turned it into a
consulting job.

tom
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