iPhone 4 Still Not Recommended by Consumer Reports
If you recollect, some time ago, way back when Apple first pushed out the iPhone 4 and it was discovered that the iPhone 4 antenna had issues Consumer Reports would not recommend the iPhone 4 because the Apple device had a flaw with the antenna.
Well according to an article over on the Wall Street Journal by Ian Sherr, nothing has changed in as much as Consumer Reports still will not recommend the iPhone 4, basically because Apple has failed thus far to come up with a permanent solution to the antenna issue.
Consumer Reports wrote: “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 call on Apple to provide a permanent fix for the phone’s reception issues.”
The reiteration of Consumer Reports refusal to recommend the iPhone 4 is presumable due to Apple announcing the end of the free bumper case giveaway with Apple stating that the issue with the iPhone 4 antenna was smaller than they originally thought.
However, as Apple was giving the free bumper case with every iPhone 4 sold, how can they tell how many actually experienced the antenna issue? The real test will be after the giveaway stops and how many complaints Apple receives from then on.
Apple apparently declined to comment about Consumer Reports continued refusal to recommend their flawed iPhone 4.