Consumer Reports 'Can't Recommend' iPhone 4 Due to Signal Issues

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    [sarcasm]For FREE!!! Apple cannot afford that. I mean they only have something like 41 Billion dollars in cash on hand right now (thats 41,000 million dollars). Handing out a free bumper case to every iPhone 4 user would cost something like 100 million dollars. How could they ever survive?[/sarcasm]

    :):):)
     
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    [sarcasm]Oh yes, what was I thinking? Here I am, throwing other people's money away. For shame, for shame.[/sarcasm]
     
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    Steve Jobs must be kicking himself right now for saying to hold the iPhone 4 a different way instead of actually putting out a decent product in the first place. Then again, he just tricked a lot of people into buying a crappy "phone" and take their money. When will people learn? LOL :)
     
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    Add this and the class action lawsuit agains AT&T and Apple... Steve Jobs is having a bad week...
     
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    Never used Consumer reports for anything.

    They cant recomend the iPhone but yet they list the iPhone 4 as the best Smartphone on the market.
    And now they are changing there stance on the iPhone's signal issue
    Consumer Reports Electronics Blog: iPhone 4's supposed signal woes aren?t unique, and may not be serious


    This issue isnt unique to the iPhone 4 , Nexus 1 has an issue when you cover the lower left (i think) portion of the phone.

    My 3G doesnt have this issue, ofcourse the plastic back helps i think

    iPhone 4 - Antenna issue
    Droid X - Open system? thats Locked down tight :huh:


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    Not like we can trust Cunsumer reports is it?
     
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    The blog is 2 weeks old. It even has an old update where the author recounts this because he had the issue himself.
    Consumer Reports Electronics Blog: iPhone 4 signal debate rages; we experience signal loss in some calls

    Consumer Reports got this right.
     
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    lol@ppl questioning Consumer Reports. Like I explained at Engadget, these folks are involved in testing car safety, baby car seats safety, stroller safety, crib safety....

    They test everything under the sun for best value, safest, most durable, etc....

    Cmon ppl. And ppl that are questioning CR dont understand the power they have. That CR rating could actually mean a dip in sales. Really.
     
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    Didnt see the date on that Post, my bad.

    Sorry I dont blindly trust anything I hear or read.
    Consumer Reports or other
     
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    better to be a skeptic in this day and age of over-information... imho anyway

    speaking of unbiased info, here's another great article (edit: mainly point #5) from our friends over at beatweek: Top five iPhone 4 misconceptions: antenna, Verizon, glass, more : Beatweek Magazine

    :icon_rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for that Link , I found this rather funny.

    "Imagine if an iPhone newbie told you that their iPhone is “defective” because when they put their finger over the bottom microphone, the people they’re talking to on the phone can’t hear them; you’d just laugh at the person and never take anything seriously that that person ever said about technology again. "
     
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    I hope that goes for when Jobs, Apple says something too.....

    I find this absolutely amazing.....

    Wow. The folks that be involved with recalls for safety reasons...are now irrelevant.....cuz they found the antenna issue in the iPhone 4 serious enuff that they couldn't recommend it....

    Wow.....and I used to think when ppl said iPhone folks like that are "drinking the Kool Aid' was kinda overboard....lol
     
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