It’s a Thursday, so I guess that means we’ve got another iPhone on Verizon rumor. Here’s the latest via Computerworld:
If an iPhone does appear on Verizon, don’t expect Apple to change its antenna design, an expert said today.
“The antenna could care less what the modulation technique is,” said Spencer Webb, an antenna engineer with nearly a dozen patents to his credit, and the president ofÂ AntennaSys, a mobile device antenna design and consulting firm.
“CDMA is a spread-spectrum technology with a broader-based signal than GSM,” Webb said, referring to the technology standards used by the networks of Verizon and AT&T, respectively. “But CDMA isn’t so broad that it makes a difference to the antenna.”
But wait, there’s more.
“I’ve called Apple’s antenna design ‘bold’ and ‘risky,’ but they won’t change it [for a CDMA-based phone]”, Webb added. “The antenna design is architecturally fixed in the design, and it would take them a while to make whatever the next design is.”
I heart analysts. Seems like they can make up whatever crap they want and call it journalism.
So in this theory based on a theory based on a rumor, we have a Verizon iPhone 4 going as is without any external modifications. That I can see as being a possibility. But frankly, what else would they do? By introducing the iPhone 5 (or whatever it’s going to be named) on Verizon, they piss off iPhone 4 owners in the process. If they offer the iPhone 4 as is on Verizon, then current iPhone 4 users would only jump ship if they really badly needed Verizon. It’s a best case scenario for all involved.
Of course, this is all conjecture – again – and speculation – again – so who knows if any of this crap will ever happen. Frankly, who cares at this point, anyways?