Consumer Reports Pans iPhone 4
Consumer Reports Monday announced that it cannot recommend the iPhone 4, due to a reception problem with the device. The decision came after the magazine's engineers completed testing.
"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," the magazine said in a statement on its official blog. "Due to this problem, we can't recommend the iPhone 4."
The magazine did suggest covering the phone's antenna gap with duct tape, or using a case, to help alleviate the iPhone 4 antenna problems.