+ 0 Votes Maybe NickNielsen Moderator 4 years ago I'm not willing yet to scream about it. From what I've seen of the physical layout (http://www.anandtech.com/show/3794/the-iphone-4-review/2), the antenna appears to be a dipole. Whereas a loop radiates (and receives) in 2 lobes emitting in opposite directions from the face of the antenna, the dipole radiates (and receives) in a plane perpendicular to the physical line of the antenna. With the dipole, if the user is standing or sitting and holding the phone at or near vertical, the radiation pattern is parallel to the ground. I'll reserve anything more than speculation until I see the electrical specifications and schematics.