Consumer Reports won’t ‘recommend’ iPhone 4

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Much has been made of the iPhone 4’s antenna since the device was released June 24. Apple claims faulty software is misrepresenting how signal strength is calculated and displayed on the iPhone. That’s one problem. The other is that the iPhone 4 does in fact have a problem with the antenna itself.

In a blog post this morning, Consumer Reports said of the iPhone 4, “Consumer Reports’ engineers … have confirmed that there is a problem with its reception. When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone’s lower left side — an easy thing, especially for lefties — the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you’re in an area with a weak signal. Due to this problem, we can’t recommend the iPhone 4.”


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