Enterprise Mobile Today has the latest update on the iPhone 4 antenna issue. This time, a publication is running claims from an Apple engineer that the very nature of the phone’s antenna was faulty and would not work properly. The engineer, whose specialty is antenna signaling, warned that the design would run the risk of being impeded when users held it, which is exactly what has happened.
The soap opera surrounding Apple’s iPhone 4 took another turn with a Bloomberg report that said an Apple engineer warned the company several months in advance that the new design for the phone would be problematic.
Ruben Caballero, a senior engineer and antenna expert at Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), told management last year that the stainless steel band that wraps the perimeter of the phone — and acts as its antenna — could actually hurt reception, according to an unidentified source who spoke to Bloomberg.