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Consumer Reports Retracts iPhone 4 Recommendation

Consumer Reports Retracts iPhone 4 Recommendation

Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:10pm by iClarified · 10217 views
Consumer Reports has retracted an earlier recommendation to buy the iPhone 4 after testing the device.

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.

They conducted tests in a radio frequency (RF) isolation chamber to confirm the hardware issue.

We reached this conclusion after testing all three of our iPhone 4s (purchased at three separate retailers in the New York area) in the controlled environment of CU's radio frequency (RF) isolation chamber. In this room, which is impervious to outside radio signals, our test engineers connected the phones to our base-station emulator, a device that simulates carrier cell towers. We also tested several other AT&T phones the same way, including the iPhone 3G S and the Palm Pre. None of those phones had the signal-loss problems of the iPhone 4.

Hit the link below or watch the video to learn more about the testing done.

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island_boy
island_boy - July 12, 2010 at 3:50pm
Now I hope Apple dickriders can stfu and accept the iPhonr 4 has a hardware problem. How can it be software if it happens when you touch it?!! I will stick with my 3GS thank you. BTW according to an article I read, they both run iOS4 equally as good so for me to upgrade because of looks/better camera is just plain stupid. NO THANK YOU
kev
kev - July 12, 2010 at 3:18pm
I love my iphone 4 very much, I will love it more if apple can fix the problem, we need stuff like CR to push apple correct their mistakes.
HO
HO - July 12, 2010 at 2:10pm
...so whats Mapple PR going to say about this....
Tognio
Tognio - July 12, 2010 at 1:56pm
Fuck Consumers Report!!!! Im very happy with my iPhone 4, without talking the incoming jailbreak :)
AND THERE IT IS!!!
AND THERE IT IS!!! - July 12, 2010 at 1:08pm
A NON BIASED NOT FOR PC OR MAC FANBOY OR PC MAGAZINE!!! STEVE JOBS WILL BOYCOTT ANY FUTURE APPS BY CONSUMER REPORTS... MOST DEFINITELY CONSIDERING RETURNING THE PHONE!! BETTER YET... START MY OWN LAWSUIT BASED OFF THIS REPORT ALONE! STRUNG ALONG WITH THE HOPES OF A FIX UNTIL ITS BEYOND RETURN WITHOUT PENALTY DATE... THE FIX WILL BE COSMETIC!! THE FLAW IS IN THE CASE DESIGN, PERIOD!!!! STEVE JOBS MAJOR FAIL ON APPLE! REBUKE THIS ONE! PEOPLE WE HAVE TO JOIN ANY MAJOR CLASS ACTION SUIT WE KNOW OF OR START OUR OWN... WE CANT LET THIS TYPE OF THING CONTINUE! NEXT THE REPORT WILL BE SOMEONE DROPPED AN EMERGENCY CALL AND IT PERTAIN TO A DEATH OR SOMETHING!
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