Harry McCracken on the iPhone 4 Antenna

Harry McCracken:

All of which leads me to believe that the conventional wisdom that seems to be forming is true: The iPhone 4’s innovative antenna-wrapped-around-the-case improves reception. Except when you use the phone in an area with marginal reception, aren’t using a case, and bridge the gap in the lower left-hand corner with your hand. In that situation, it can be deadly.

Bingo — and even then, only sometimes.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010