Hmmm, Apple Hiring Phone Antenna Engineers And company isn't budging about offering free cases By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jun 30, 2010 4:40 PM CDT 10 comments Comments A file photo of an iPhone 4. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, file) (Newser) – Apple is still pushing the notion that reception problems with its iPhone 4 are no big deal, but Engadget can't help but notice that the company is looking to hire phone antenna engineers. It found three job postings from June 23, the same day widespread problems surfaced. The Boy Genius Report, meanwhile, got its hands on what Apple is instructing customer reps to tell people. In short: The reception's fine, watch how you hold the phone, and no way you're getting a free bumper case. Also drawing attention today is a detailed review of the problem by AnandTech, which concludes: "At the end of the day, Apple should add an insulative coating to the stainless steel band, or subsidize bumper cases. It's that simple."