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02-26-2011, 02:02 PM #1
Consumer Reports 'Lab Tests' Find Death Grip in Verizon iPhone
Our friends at Consumer Reports are at it again. On Friday, the venerable consumer advocate publication took aim at the Verizon iPhone. As with its "lab tests" that similarly prompted the magazine to withdraw its recommendation of the iPhone 4 at the height of Antennagate, the publication is once again slamming the popular Apple smartphone. This time, the Verizon iPhone is the target.
The Verizon iPhone 4 has a problem that could cause the phone to drop calls, or be unable to place calls, in weak signal conditions, Consumer Reports engineers have found in lab tests.
Ultimately, however, it seems that Consumer Reports has achieved little other than to draw criticism toward its own credibility. As millions of satisfied AT&T and Verizon customers can arrest, the iPhone 4 is not a fatally flawed device undeserving of recommendation. While yours truly won't go as far as to question the integrity of the report and their underlying "tests," some Apple fans - notwithstanding their obvious bias - believe editors at Consumer Reports enjoyed the global attention their publication received last year in the wake of Antennagate. And while Consumer Reports may truly believe that their non-recommendation of the iPhone 4 is warranted, they all but certainly also love the attention they receive when the "Death Grip" is discussed in their publications.
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02-26-2011, 02:07 PM #2
Leave it to Consumer Reports (the iPhone Haters) to find this. Can't this rumor be squashed already? Doesn't every phone have this vulnerability to some extent?
02-26-2011, 02:18 PM #3
02-26-2011, 02:20 PM #4
Ummmm hello same damn phone just different network. Yah a few things were swapped around for the device to work on verizon but it wasn't ment to make the issue go away.
Am in AT&T by the way.
02-26-2011, 02:22 PM #5
mike from consumer reports has an iphone 4
02-26-2011, 02:28 PM #6
Anyone head back to YouTube to listen to songadayman's vid about CR and iPhone 4? ... That was a great video...
02-26-2011, 02:35 PM #7
02-26-2011, 02:58 PM #8
mike needs a new hair piece
02-26-2011, 03:02 PM #9
02-26-2011, 03:08 PM #10
You can't compare signal attenuation as it passes through your hands on other phones to the iPhone antennas literally shorting out when you hold it.
02-26-2011, 03:22 PM #11
It's just the nature of having an exposed antenna that you touch all the time.
02-26-2011, 03:25 PM #12
The Antennae isn't a real life issue
I've had to Iphone 4's since release and this antennae crap is a load of steaming hype. If Consumer Reports really tested the iphone 4 they would know that the PROXIMITY SENSOR is the major issue with it. Its responsible for my DROPPED CALLS (hang-ups... im always using wired headphones or a bluetooth.
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02-26-2011, 03:26 PM #13
AntennaGate II, starring same phone, different provider! With the same over kill reports!
02-26-2011, 03:27 PM #14
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Who cares? I got iPhone 4 n im happy. Stop talking crap and go vibrate your phone
02-26-2011, 03:29 PM #15
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02-26-2011, 03:30 PM #16
02-26-2011, 03:44 PM #17
Not again with this bs please....
02-26-2011, 04:04 PM #18
F*** what consumer reports says, i never have problems and i never use a bumper..
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02-26-2011, 04:12 PM #19
we all know it exists and we all know that it depends on where you live... Some people are where signal strength is perfect so the "death grip" is not an issue, but for some people it was a big problem, like me... I had 5 out of 10 calls dropped. this made me sell the phone as I can not (as anyone else) deal with 50% of my calls being lost, so I am happy with Galaxy S until next iphone is released
02-26-2011, 04:16 PM #20