Apple’s ‘Smartphone Antenna Performance’ Page

Part of Apple’s defense is their argument that most other smartphones can lose signal strength when held in certain ways, and they’ve shot videos of a bunch of smartphones losing bars when being “held wrong”. They showed three of these videos during the press conference today: the BlackBerry Bold 9700, HTC Droid Eris, and Samsung Omnia II.

What’s interesting to me is that on the web page, they’ve also included a video of the iPhone 3GS losing two bars (on the new iOS 4.0.1 bar scale) when held wrong — the same loss of bars as the iPhone 4. They didn’t include the 3GS video in the presentation, but should have.

Friday, 16 July 2010