Apple Patents New Antenna Design; Plans To Hide Antenna Behind Apple Logo

News | Saturday December 25 2010 2:36 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

in the recent past are at it again. They have now unearthed an interesting Apple patent application submitted to the U.S. Patent & Trade Office, which deals with antennas and their integration in future Apple gadgets.
issue rocked Apple after the launch of iPhone 4 earlier in the year.
and the subsequent Antennagate saga.
The patent application seems to point that the design for the antenna could be used for the Macbook and iPhone – at least initially. However, Apple foresees the design to trickle down to a wide variety of devices including miniature devices like wrist watches and wearable gadgets.
As for the design itself, Apple calls it the “Logo Antenna”. The antenna will be concealed beneath Apple ‘s logo. The idea behind concealing the antenna behind the logo is to get a stronger signal without intervening metal or other conductive housing walls interfering than what would be normally achieved by using “traditional” antennae that are mostly housed inside gadgets where it has to fend off the interference offered by the housing and walls.
Apart from this, there is also a space crunch as gadgets keep on getting smaller and thinner. By moving the position of the antenna from the insides, not only does Apple solve major reception issues, but also offers some more real estate for engineers to play with.
Apple ‘s solution involves logo antennas for electronic devices such as the MacBook and iPhone . The housing may contain conductive sidewalls. For example, the housing may be formed from a machined block of aluminum or other metals. The walls of the housing may be used to hold conductive components such as displays. Integrated circuits and other electronic components may be mounted within the housing.
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