Consumer Reports Retracts iPhone Recommendation

Apple’s troubles continue to mount: Consumer Reports has retracted its earlier recommendation for the iPhone 4, saying now that the phone’s poor antenna design, which causes users to drop calls if they hold it a certain way, has caused it to change its mind. “Our findings call into question the recent claim by Apple that the iPhone 4’s signal-strength issues were largely an optical illusion caused by faulty software,” the non-profit magazine wrote. “Apple needs to come out with a permanent—and free—fix to the antenna problem before we can recommend the iPhone 4.