iPhone 5 Future Of The CellPhone Tower: Antenna Issues A Problem?

Rumors of the next generation iPhone 5 are continually embracing the internet, only today we reported on the device possibly including a smaller 4-inch screen and slide-out keyboard. Although to date we have only had speculation to fall back on with regards to possible internal specs plus what the device will look like, the iPhone 5 is due to debut itself sometime in the summer, possibly June 6.

But before you get too excited, it may be worth casting your mind back just over a year ago, to when its predecessor made an entrance. Granted, the iPhone 4 ticked many boxes and impressed many users, but only after a short amount of time, consumers were a little reluctant and treading carefully when reports of antenna problems and loss of signal started to mount up. Although free bumpers were sent out to existing customers to rectify the problem, it seems to have left a bad taste in peoples mouths. In recent weeks, the iPhone 4 on Verizon has experienced its fair share of such a problem. Just a few days ago, Mike here at OSM reported on a video that had been seen on YouTube, outlining the handset being held in the so called “death grip,” and struggling to excel itself in terms of speed whilst loading webpages.

Today Peter over at PR News via News 24, has written an interesting post regarding cellphone transmitter towers and how in future times, the ugly looking eyesore may be about to leave our skyline, and be replaced with smaller ones that will be positioned onto buildings or even lampposts. As Peter reports, any location that has a subsequent connection to the power grid will be able to place one of these smaller phone masts.

Although this actual concept may be a long time off, it is still definitely food for thought, as manufacturers of smartphones will no doubt change the way in which they design phones, taking into consideration the antenna placement. We have heard about the possible introduction of parts maker Petragon joining forces with Foxconn to make the parts for the iPhone 5, and chances are the design is too far in the advancement stages to even comprehend changing it.

Tell us what you think about the introduction of new smaller cellphone towers? Do you think it will have a detrimental affect in terms of how many handsets are sold? Let us know.