noun; compounding
The controversy involving Apple's popular iPhone 4 where some users experienced signal reception problems due to a design flaw of the product, where holding the phone in certain positions affected the antenna performance. Former CEO Steve Jobs was quoted as saying "Just avoid holding it in that way." The problem could be remedied by using a phone case, and Apple later offered iPhone 4 owners free cases as a concession.
"Good thing I avoided Antennagate by skipping over the iPhone 4"
Etymology : A compound of "antenna" and "-gate," which refers to a scandal or controversy and comes from a clipping of the word "Watergate." The Watergate scandal was an infamous political scandal that occurred in the 1970s.
Source : Used by technology news outlets and media, 7/2010
Last modified: 25 November 2013