“Apple (AAPL) does not screw around with antenna design,” John Paczkowski reports for All Things D. “I know this because on Friday I was part of a small group of journalists given a tour of the company’s antenna design and testing facilities which are as impressive and confounding to an outsider as you’d expect them to be — massive anechoic chambers, CT scanners, prosthetic heads and hands filled with fluids designed to match the dielectric characteristics of the human body, all manner of RF measurement equipment and similarly equipped vans for field testing.”
“The facilities are referred to internally as ‘black labs,’ because their purpose had until that day been a closely held company secret,” Paczkowski reports. “Quipped an Apple PR rep, ‘The existence of this lab used to be secret. Now it’s not.'”
Paczkowski reports, “And as Friday’s revelations went, this was perhaps the most interesting of all. Because it’s not like Apple to pull back the curtain like this.”
Full article – recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]