Clever antenna engineering on iPhone 3G

From Apple’s iPhone wireless features page:

iPhone 3G delivers UMTS, HSDPA, GSM, Wi-Fi, EDGE, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR in one compact device – using only two antennas. Clever iPhone engineering integrates those antennas into a few unexpected places: the metal ring around the camera, the audio jack, the metal screen bezel, and the iPhone circuitry itself.

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9 Responses to Clever antenna engineering on iPhone 3G

  1. Eicos says:

    Man, #1 and #3, you people are weird.

  2. bardfinn says:

    The unsung subtext:

    You May Not Open Your 3G iPhone. You Do Not Own It.

  3. mdhatter says:

    not weird, rather they are downtrodden by The Man.

  4. iomatic says:

    You mean if I open it up, void the warranty, move things around, screw things up, Apple won’t cover it?

    Unfair!

    /sarcasm

  5. Twohooves says:

    Or you could say “Opening your iPhone voids the 1 year warranty.”
    Don’t be silly. You’re allowed to do whatever you want with it. Just don’t expect a company to honor a manufacturers warranty if you open it and break it.

  6. kleer001 says:

    and by “downtrodden by The Man” you mean “disapointed by their expectations”, right?

    “That’s not fair!”, said Sara
    “You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is…”, said the Goblin King.

    David Bowie is so the man.

  7. schilsound says:

    #2 same as CD’s, right?

    Who ever expected that, upon paying over 15x the amount in royalties the artist actually received, you wouldn’t own the intellectual property contained within.

    Telecoms and Music Business are the same as Insurance actuaries.

    Just another corporate screw gun.

    Apple’s only diff is the put it in an even prettier package.

    And no Slayer, either. They don’t have that yet…

  8. Anonymous says:

    what kind of antenna that 3GIphone used ? PIFA , IFA or other strip antennas ?

  9. bardfinn says:

    The 1st gen iPhone – was openable, and the battery replaceable by an adventurous person – after the warranty ran out.

    Not so on this one, not without significant risk to breaking or bending one of the antennae – and malformed antennae cause the radio to put out much more power to send signal reliably, leading to harshly reduced power performance and more EM in your brain.

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