Apple iPhone 4 test labs unmasked

Apple iPhone 4 test labs unmasked

The electronics vendor releases photos of its high-tech facilities in the wake of its iPhone 4 antenna drama.

Apple iPhone 4 test facility.

Apple iPhone 4 test facility.

In a bid to further appease the iPhone 4 antenna debacle, Apple has released images of its high-tech phone test labs.

Numerous reports have surfaced of the iPhone 4 dropping calls when being held a certain way due to it having an external antenna.

The phone was released in the US earlier this month.

In a press conference last week, Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, announced it was giving away free cases to people that bought the device before September 30 as a way of fixing the issue.

According to Apple’s official website, the company spent more than $100 million building the “advanced antenna design and testing facility”.

Engineers were said to have “logged thousands of hours” designing and testing the iPhone 4 in the facilities.

The labs feature 17 antenna characterisation chambers to measure antenna and wireless performance, according to Apple.

The vendor also claimed to have tested the phone in a variety of real-world situations. “iPhone 4 was field-tested in nearly every possible coverage scenario across different vendor and carrier equipment all over the world,” the website said. Apple’s iPhone 4 will be released in Australia on July 30.

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