Despite the popularity of the Apple’s iPhone 4, the device still fails to obtain the recommendation of Consumer Reports. Te magazine is remaining steadfast in its initial assessment of the device and still won’t recommend the iPhone 4. This is largely because of the whole “death grip” and “antennagate” issues. And because of the poor quality and reception issues, Consumer Reports said that it is to ideal to buy the device.
Apple briefly appeased unsatisfied consumers with a fix for its antenna issues, and now that the Apple said that it will stop giving people the bumper case band-aid to improve the reception of the iPhone 4, Consumer Reports.
“Our tests found the Bumper successfully mitigates the iPhone 4’s reception issue, which was a weak point in the phone’s otherwise-stellar performance in our tests,” the magazine wrote in an unsigned editorial. “And we agree with Apple that not all iPhone 4 owners will experience reception difficulties with the device. But 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 to call on Apple to provide a permanent fix for the phone’s reception issues.”
Some consumers and technical experts speculated that the Apple rush out the iPhone 4 model.
CEO Steve Jobs contends that the antennagate issue is being dealt with properly and is fairly small in its scope. However, experts disagree with Jobs and contend that he is just trying to maintain a decent stock price.
Currently, the magazine lists the iPhone 4 as its top-rated smartphone, beating out the iPhone 3GS. The latter is recommended by Consumer Reports, while the former is not.