Okey - lets see- they discovered and patented - hmmm - I dare not to say: plastic? hahahaha!
Ooh Apple are so innovative, what will they think of next an infra red port? I really am starting to get sick of these boring black slab designs from all current phone OEM's.
I am waiting for the 6s. Hope this will be on it and they get rid of these ugly stripes on the back.
I guess they discovered it during the development of the new Macbook (the antenna integrated into the metal hinge enclosure without need for plastic like in the Macbook Air)
Cenas, 22 Jun 2015Well, LG claimed something similar with last year's G3,so...Got any refenrence article to that?? As far as I know the G3 has a plastic rear cover with a paint job to make it look like metal.. Doesn't really give it metallic properties..
It is like the faux-leather look on plastic that samsung came up with
Peace, 22 Jun 2015Im sure android fans will say Android already made it... hahaha peace droid fans...Well, LG claimed something similar with last year's G3,so...
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2015Indeed, as much as I like Apple's design language in general, I get the distinct impression Jo... moreAgree on that - looks horrible.
As I read the application in the source, it is a matter of a thin coating on top of a composite. So in principle it is a bit like paint. I guess the antenna signal might get through a very thin metal oxide layer, with almost no dampening.
But it really doesn't matter *how* it is done if it works and looks better. :-)
Im sure android fans will say Android already made it... hahaha peace droid fans...
Nimikah, 22 Jun 2015Hope it no a rumorIndeed, as much as I like Apple's design language in general, I get the distinct impression Johnny Ive has issues with how to place aerials. The 1Phone 6 isn't even the worst example, the big plastic block on the iPad 3/4G models distorts an otherwise nice looking device.