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Apple Wants Engineers for iPhone Antenna Design

Apple may have explained what's wrong with the iPhone 4's apparent reception problem, but that still doesn't address the fact that the external antenna design is still more susceptible to unintended attenuation and detuning than the previous iPhones or present Android phones.

Tests have shown that using the iPhone 4 in a case helps mitigate the reception issues, so clearly there is some room for design improvement in the current design. This could be as simple as coating the metal band with some kind of nonconductive material. Either way, we expect that the next iPhone generation will have addressed this issue – especially since Apple's now looking to hire some Antenna Engineers for the iPad and iPhone.

See the job listings here: Apple (1), (2), (3)(via Engadget.)