Back in July, Consumer Reports decided not to cite the iPhone 4 as a recommended product because of the antenna issue. Oddly enough, and despite being “not recommended”, the iPhone 4 still held the top ranking of the smartphones category.

This was probably the cherry on top for Apple who decided to throw a special event where they pretty much said there was absolutely no problem with the iPhone 4 antenna, and to prove there was no problem, they gave away free cases to every iPhone owner…

Now that Apple decided to stop their free case program (but mostly to get some free publicity), Consumer Reports note once again they still can’t recommend the iPhone 4…

Our tests found the Bumper successfully mitigates the iPhone 4’s reception issue, which was a weak point in the phone’s otherwise-stellar performance in our tests. And we agree with Apple that not all iPhone 4 owners will experience reception difficulties with the device.

But putting the onus on any owners of a product to obtain a remedy to a design flaw is not acceptable to us. We therefore continue not to recommend the iPhone 4, and to call on Apple to provide a permanent fix for the phone’s reception issues.

I thought we were done with the antennagate? Can we just find another thing to complain about? What do you think?

  • Burge

    Where’s the White iPhone 4 ? That’s all I wont

    • Andrew

      Me too!

      • make 1 yourself ….. all the parts are available aftermarket ….. though pricey, 165$ for front panel (with LCD, digitizer, midframe, home button, proximity sensor, etc) & 65$ for a back panel…… but, like a couple of my friends have done, you too can be one of the VERY FEW people with a white iPhone 4!!!! if I had the $$ I’d a done mine already!!! ugh FTW

    • Patrick smith

      I know someone who has friends in AT&T corporate who knew when iPhone 4 was release that the true iPhone 4 meaning a redesigned no antenna issue model was coming out in November , but because of all the new android phones that were being released apple had no choice but to early release iPhone 4

  • Dens

    What are you talking about ? Again the antennagate!!!…I know the iPhone is THE THING to talk about if you want people to read you.

    This story is now nearly 3 months old!!!! Come on the holiday season is over, try and find some new really cool things or problems to talk about!

  • October

    I know, totally lame… I can understand some users in areas with less than great coverage might experience more issues than the rest of the users, but to try & say this IS an issue that is fundamental to the phone is a bit ridiculous….

    My phone was installed with the edge portion of invisible shield upon receipt at Best Buy… I left it on one week, maybe 2 because I was really convinced this was all made up, bad hype…

    I make very few phone calls, but I can say of all the calls I’ve made I’ve never once dropped a call…

  • Kam

    Sebs
    Pls get over with this antennagate thing dude..
    Those who have prob can use a lamination sort of sticker to get away n we being iPhone users know what is missing in it but don’t drag it pls bro
    The network reception of iPhone is weak in basement areas too compared to other phones.. We know this accept it n still make iPhone number 1 in it’s category

    Cheers

  • Jahrid

    Im tired of hearing about the antennagate, do they realize this is THE ONLY problem with the phone. Lets talk about the good things, the battery life is long as HELL, the retina screen really makes a difference, the camera is the best ive ever seened on a phone, the phone is fast as hell. All these good things and they still complain about this 1 small thing, Apple even said only 0.55% of customers complained about it. And that small percentage was probably the people making videos about it

    • Andrew

      You know how you can tell if Apple considers it a real problem? When iPhone 5 comes out and doesn’t have the same exposed antenna.

  • Ghettocowboy

    Oh no, the last announcement CR made about the iPhoney 4, Steve Jobs responded with an emergency conference called Antennagate. I guess Apple with have another emergency conference tomorrow: offering a free pair of Latex gloves for the users this time

  • OS X User

    It’s not about getting over it you dumbfucks ! Apple sold a product that they screwed up on.
    You can’t just forget it about it. They knew of this problem and the decided to take a risk and sell the bumpers for $30 in the beginning when they should of been free since day 1. Instead the Chairmans probably thought, maybe no one will notice and we can make more money selling these bumpers.
    And to the idiots telling Sebastien to get over it, fuck no ! this is news ! Idiot !