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Actual antenna engineer discusses the iPhone 4

The fact that a blog exists on the topic of antenna engineering is proof that we live in marvelous times. AntennaSys weighs in on the much-discussed iPhone 4 antenna issue. I come away with the impression that it’s a flaw that users will have to live with, but that it’s one they’ll be able to live with. If you want to learn more about the iPhone’s display, check out this post by retinal neuroscientist Bryan Jones. Like I said, marvelous times.


  1. RF engineering is a profession that mixes science, technology and witchcraft.

    Since the net is filled with witchcraft content and activity, there is no reason to assume the RF will not be here too.

  2. I love the evolved antenna: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolved_antenna

    We really don’t know what we’re doing. It’s amazing that any of this stuff works at all.

  3. We’ve been living in marvelous times for a while now. I remember the old ARRL Antenna book fondly. It was a great guide to all things antenna, and it kept up with the times. I remember using it to build a specialized hack antenna to amplify channel 44 in my Boston suburb. The real marvel of the web is that I don’t have to lug the damned physical book around anymore.

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