Apple Drops Competitor Videos from Antenna Web Page

Apple revamped its smartphone antenna Web page on Sunday, doing away with videos showing several popular smartphones losing signal strength bars when held so their antennas were blocked. The updated page focuses on Apple’s design and test labs.

The videos aren’t, however, lost to the world. A quick check of Apple’s YouTube channel showed the antenna demos are still available along with Apple’s iPhone commercials, product announcement videos, and the July 16 press conference where CEO Steve Jobs discussed the iPhone 4’s antenna and signal strength performance.

Apple originally posted the videos on its antenna-related Web page following the special press conference to show that all smartphones suffer from signal strength loss when held so the antennas are obscured. The page included videos of the iPhone 3GS and 4, along with videos of smartphones from Motorola, Nokia and Samsung.