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iPhone Antenna

Ever wonder where the iPhone antenna was hidden? Here’s Apple’s official answer:

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.

Amazing.

With all that ingenuity, it’s a shame Apple will force in-store activations on its buyers.

Thanks to Ryan at DDO for pointing this out.

4 Comments

  • Scott

    gravatarJun 13, 2008
    6:58 am

    The question is, “Is that any different from the iPhone 1.0?” Did they implement this after realizing that the signal wasn’t being received as well as it should be?

  • Joel Falconer

    gravatarJun 13, 2008
    7:33 am

    Truly is some crazy engineering-based design, ain’t it? Sounds like Aussies are gonna have a better deal than Americans when it comes to iPhone; apparently we’ll have the option to buy the phone outright, or buy it on prepaid.

  • paul merrill

    gravatarJun 14, 2008
    6:18 pm

    In-store activations? No big deal. They’ll get the faithful.

    Eventually, they’ll get even more of the market. You’re right – they should lower the threshold of entry even further.

  • Taylor

    gravatarJun 19, 2008
    8:33 am

    You can alternatively do an at-home activation if you sign an agreement stating you will do so within 30 days of purchase.