Confused by Apple’s official explanation? Let an expert draw you a picture
Mobile networking specialist Richard Gaywood, who spotted the iPhone 4’s lopsided signal-mapping formula even before Apple AAPL owned up to it Friday, has used data from Anandtech’s similar analysis to diagram the problem. Here’s his explanation — and his diagram:
Apple’s position is that the antenna on the iPhone 4 is so good that even when the signal is attenuated, the reception still better than any previous iPhone.
“They, of course, would say that; they’ve just sold a couple of million of the things,” writes Gaywood. “Maybe they’re right but I remain unconvinced.”
For Gaywood’s full explanation, click here.
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