As MacLife reports, Consumer reports has a split personality: first they say the iPhone 4 antenna issues being reported were a non-issue and shouldn’t deture anyone from purchasing, then 10 days later say they can’t recommend buying an iPhone 4 because after their testing…Arggh! What the heck is going on?
AppleInsider now reports that they have given iPhone 4 the highest rating, and considers it the best smartphone available. What? Yeah…iPhone 4 scored 76 points, 2 more than the iPhone 3GS and HTC’s new EVO 4G, both ranking 74 points. The yo-yoing is getting me dizzy.
AppleInsider continues with, As noted by John Paczkowski of the Wall Street Journal “Digital Daily” blog, the Consumer Reports paid evaluation rates the display, navigation, web browsing, multimedia and battery life of iPhone 4 as “excellent,” gives its phoning and messaging a “very good” ranking, and describes voice quality as “good.” “Well this is ironic,” Paczkowski writes. “iPhone 4 is hands-down the best smartphone available today, but Consumer Reports advises against buying it.”
Ironic indeed…but for us, it really shows the truth behind this fiasco – iPhone 4 is the BEST smartphone available today, and the only thing people can come up with to slam it is this “death grip” antenna issue…which isn’t an issue at all if you put Apple’s own Bumper on it, or any case at all…which most people do anyway; more so now that there are two glass panels that could crack if dropped four times (going off of tests reported that eventually with a fourth drop, the screen cracks.)