After reception tests, Consumer Reports won't recommend iPhone 4G

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Consumer Reports won't recommend the iPhone 4G. Because of the reception issues, the magazine dropped its iPhone 4G bomb. iPhone 4G antenna troubles and what the media calls the "iPhone death grip" are in headlines since the company released the gadget last month. Accurate display of signal strength will be shown soon with an update Apple promises to be sending out. Consumer Reports ran its own tests on the iPhone 4G and recreated the reception difficulties everyone has been complaining about.

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Free iPhone antenna fix demanded by Consumer Reports

The Consumer Reports rejection is the latest blow to the iPhone 4G. Since the iPhone 4G was released, complaints about the death grip and class action lawsuits about the over-hyped gadget have besieged Apple. Apple then responded by promising an iPhone software update that will change how the phone displays signal bars. A study by the magazine questioned Apple's "optical illusion" claim according to CNN. Such as the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 was tested with other AT and T phones. None of them had the exact same kind of death grip problem that the iPhone 4G does. Consumer Reports explained the iPhone 4G otherwise ranked highest on the list of wise phone ratings that it released Monday. But the magazine said it will not recommend Apple's new device until the company unveils "a permanent -- and free -- fix for the antenna problem."

Apple carrier, AT and T are off the hook because of tests

The iPhone 4G is the first Apple iPhone that Consumer Reports refuses to recommend. As outlined by the Wall Street Journal, the conclusion was an about-face for the magazine, which said in a July 2 blog post that the iPhone 4G antenna issues weren't a deal-breaker for the device. In its rejection of the iPhone 4G, Consumer Reports took some heat off Apple iPhone carrier AT and T, which was being blamed for all the data load issues for iPhones. "The tests also indicate that AT and T's network is probably not the primary suspect in the iPhone 4G's much-reported signal woes," Consumer Reports said.

Duct tape- iPhone antenna solution

As well as promising an iPhone software update, Apple has been telling all of their iPhone 4 users to hold the phone differently or purchasing a $ 30 iPhone cover. It was reported by PC World that Consumer Reports iPhone 4G test confirms that. But you will find many less costly alternatives to Apple iPhone covers -- some iPhone 4g users have used the yellow rubber Livestrong bracelets that cost $ 1. Consumer Reports says duct tape works just as well.

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CNN

money.cnn.com/2010/07/12/technology/consumer_reports_iphone/?npt=NP1

Wall Street Journal

online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704288204575363011516770540.html

PC World

pcworld.com/article/200924/consumer_reports_throws_iphone_4_under_the_bus.html?tk=hp_new

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What is this...

by MarielS?
Does she work for a competitor?
Personally I can do without 1,2,3 or 4!