Following Apple’s Antennagate press conference, Consumer Reports has reiterated that it will not recommend the iPhone 4 at this time:
Consumer Reports believes Apple’s offer of free cases is a good first step. However, Apple has indicated that this is not a long-term solution, it has guaranteed the offer only through September 30th, and has not extended it unequivocally to customers who bought cases from third-party vendors. We look forward to a long-term fix from Apple. As things currently stand, the iPhone 4 is still not one of our Recommended models.
Why did Apple set the free bumper case offer to expire at the end of September? Could Apple be hoping to have a long-term fix (perhaps rotate the antenna bands as one rumour suggested) ready by then?
Consumer Reports had announced earlier this week that it could not recommend the Apple iPhone 4 due to reception issues despite giving the smartphone one of its highest ratings.
I have a funny feeling that Antennagate is far from over…