Verizon iPhone comes with dual-antenna design, improved reception

Tue, Feb 8, 2011


AppleInsider reports:

A closer look inside the new CDMA iPhone 4 for the Verizon network in the U.S. has revealed a new antenna design said to allow improved reception, as well as a different, integrated GPS chip.

iSuppli this week posted “early results” of its teardown of Apple’s new CDMA iPhone 4. The market research company found that while Apple retained the fundamental integrated antenna and enclosure design for the CDMA variant of the iPhone 4, the new CDMA version “employs a dual-antenna design that takes advantage of antenna diversity to improve reception.”

This change was originally spotted when the Verizon iPhone was first showcased. Back in January we noted, “In the simplest of terms, it appears that Apple remedied the death grip by using two antennas and having the system dynamically switch back and forth between them depending on how a user happens to be holding the device and how it affects signal reception.”



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