It is not possible to associate something else for now, but, after all the discussion generated around the potential signal reception problems on the iPhone 4, Apple recently opened up a few vacancies for engineers specialized in antennas, radio frequency systems and wireless communications. thread. Interestingly, the most important ones appeared on the same day that these problems started to be discussed by users, when the company's new smartphone started to be delivered.
The contracts cover not only projects for iPhones, but also for iPads, according to the advertisements discovered by the TechCrunch and at Engadget. Their objective would be to optimize the performance of wireless devices for common use, involving from simpler tasks such as conducting tests to leading antenna manufacturing processes and guiding other engineers.
It is difficult to ensure that these job openings come to compensate for potential layoffs that may have occurred in the past few days with regard to the iPhone 4 (not after months of developing and testing prototypes, which have even ended up in the hands of some websites). In any case, this suggests that the company will change the antenna structure of its smartphone in the future; only remains to know when.