Hard to ignore the iPhone 4 design flaw

The influential US consumer advocacy magazine Consumer Reports released a report about the new iPhone 4 yesterday with the bottom-line conclusion: “We can’t recommend the iPhone 4.”

The magazine, which has more than 7 million subscribers and an annual testing budget of about $21 million, tested the iPhone 4 to see whether reports of poor cellular reception in certain conditions – as in, incorrectly holding the phone in your hand – were to do with a fault in the phone or not.

Consumer Reports’ video report makes it pretty clear – it looks like it’s a fault in the phone.

Full story – Lab tests: Why Consumer Reports can’t recommend the iPhone 4.

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