Consumer Reports’ engineers have just completed testing the iPhone 4.0 and say they cannot recommend the new Apple product due to the reception problem many users have been complaining about.
Consumer Reports’ engineers confirmed that there is an issue with the reception of the iPhone 4.0. When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone’s lower left side the signal can significantly decrease or cause you to lose your connection altogether.
Consumer Reports did, however, come up with an inexpensive and easy solution for the problem – duct tape. As ridiculous as it sounds and may look, it works. Consumer Reports says to “cover the antenna gap with a piece of duct tape or another thick, non-conductive material.” It is believed that an iPhone 4.0 case could fix the problem in the same manner. These cases start at $29.95 and go up from there.
Even though Consumer Reports cannot recommend the iPhone 4.0 due to its reception issues, the iPhone 4.0 scored high in other areas. The new iPhone received high marks for its sharp display, video camera, improved battery life and front-facing camera.
Consumer Reports says that until Apple offers a free and permanent solution to the reception problem, they cannot recommend the Apple iPhone 4.0.