The iPhone 4 antenna flaw has to be one of the biggest public relations nightmares in Apple's history, and it doesn't look like it will be going away soon. Bloomberg is reporting this morning that an Apple engineer named Ruben Caballero told the company's management, including Steve Jobs, that the iPhone 4 antenna design could cause signal problems some time last year. citing a "person familiar with the matter." The source continued by saying that Apple's design team, led by Jonathan Ive, submitted several different iPhone designs before Jobs and other executives chose the bezel design. Another "person familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg that one of Apple's carrier partners also voiced its concerns about the antenna with Apple before the iPhone 4's June 24th launch.
Hopefully Apple announces some sort of solution at their just-announced press conference tomorrow. While it seems that many consumers are still happy with their iPhone 4 purchase regardless of the antenna design, Apple needs to do something reverse the tide of bad PR in the recent weeks. No one is quite sure what's going down at the Apple conference tomorrow but we'll be reporting it live, so check back with us tomorrow at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET)!