Consumer Reports Drops a Steamer on iPhone 4

Consumer Reports completed their lab testing on iPhone 4 and several other smartphones to determine just wtf is going on with the significant drop in signal strength many iPhone users are reporting. The results are in: Steve Jobs was toooootally BSing with that whole signal display algorithm story.

The signal problem is the reason that we did not cite the iPhone 4 as a “recommended” model, even though its score in our other tests placed it atop the latest Ratings of smart phones that were released today.

We did, however, find an affordable solution for suffering iPhone 4 users: Cover the antenna gap with a piece of duct tape or another thick, non-conductive material. It may not be pretty, but it works. We also expect that using a case would remedy the problem. We’ll test a few cases this week and report back.

Well there you have it, folks – it really does fix everything.  Shares of AAPL traded a bit lower earlier in the session but have since shrugged it off, down less than 1 percent right now. MMM has yet to spike. BUY BUY BUY!!!!

Click here for the whole test report, or here to sign Gizmodo’s petition for free bumper cases.


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