Consumer Reports: Hey! Look at Us! We’re Not Recommending the iPhone 4 Again!
Just when Apple (AAPL) thought it had closed antennagate, Consumer Reports has thrown it wide open.
The company’s discontinuation of its iPhone 4 case program has prompted the publication to once again deny the device its endorsement. Because, why not, right?
“Our tests found the Bumper successfully mitigates the iPhone 4′s reception issue, which was a weak point in the phone’s otherwise-stellar performance in our tests,” Consumer Reports said in a post to its blog today. “And we agree with Apple that not all iPhone 4 owners will experience reception difficulties with the device. But putting the onus on any owners of a product to obtain a remedy to a design flaw is not acceptable to us. We therefore continue not to recommend the iPhone 4, and to call on Apple to provide a permanent fix for the phone’s reception issues.”
And, judging from iPhone 4 sales to date, consumers will likely continue to pay little attention to CR’s continued non-recommendation. After all, the publication did rate the iPhone 4 “Excellent” in its display, navigation, Web browsing, multimedia and battery life categories, “Very Good” in phoning and messaging and “Good” in voice quality.
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