Apple is on the lookout for an Iphone antenna engineer.
A post for the position of "Antenna Engineer-iPhone" went up on Apple's website yesterday to supplement similar ones from a week ago. Apparently Apple thinks it needs to hire someone who has an engineering background in order to come up with antenna designs, presumably after its prior efforts have proven to be somewhat less than bang on the money.
Apple's synopsis of the applicant's responsibilities are to "Define and implement antenna system architecture to optimize the radiation performance for wireless portable devices." So, its current band of journeymen must be all out of answers after their wrap-around coat hanger stunt on the Iphone 4 backfired so miserably.
Why Apple thought it was necessary to publicly advertise the position is all the more surprising after a leaked memo suggested that its finest produced a design worthy of some award.
The leaked document, guidance for customer care staff, was drawn up for the firm to weasel out of responsibility for its shoddy design, saying, "The iPhone 4's wireless performance is the best we have ever shipped." Well, at least Apple is indirectly taking the rap for the cellular and WiFi reception issues of previous models.
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