updated 10:40 am EDT, Wed August 27, 2008
More iPhone antenna tests
Further testing of the antenna in the iPhone 3G appears to back up claims of its quality, writes the Gothenburg Post. In the wake of earlier comparative testing which found the iPhone within normal values, the newspaper says it received complaints, on the basis that the test unit may not have been representative of people having problems. The Post thus got in touch with two people reporting poor 3G connections, and had their phones brought to Bluetest's evaluation facility.
Results have demonstrated that both phones should be fine in sending and receiving 3G data, without any premature disconnections. In an informal experiment near the home of one of the iPhone owners, however, two Apple devices had low or non-existent 3G reception, whereas a Sony Ericsson phone displayed a strong connection. In another contradiction, one iPhone managed to load the Post's homepage in 32 seconds over an EDGE (2.5G) link, while the Sony Ericsson took 46 seconds via 3G.