What the Frack is wrong with Consumer Reports. Did Steve Jobs drown their puppies before running off with their wives? Because Consumer Reports clearly has become biased in their reporting of the iPhone. And this is really clear with the BS post they put up on the 11th.
They recommended against the Verizon iPhone because it is "middle aged" - ie a new one is likely coming in June - and yes we know that - but that there are new versions of phones from all other manufactures released in shorter periods was not mentioned. Mac Observer had this great observation to make about Consumer Reports "Middle Aged" comments.
By the reasoning they supplied, no one should ever buy a new phone unless it’s the iPhone, and only when it’s a few weeks old.
Consumer Reports also pointed out the issues with CDMA - but did not say that is true of all the smart phones on Verizon. And the craziest of their issues was:
"the iPhone 4 has a 3.5-inch screen in an era where the number of smart phones with 4-inch-plus screens has swelled"
Huh - What the Frack? Did Consumer Reports mention the Retina display has better resolution than the two 4 inch smart phones on Verizon - NOPE. And did they mention those two 4 inch smart phones came out in June & September - You know being "Middle Aged" That was also be a big NOPE.
Did Consumer Reports - report about the lack of Crapware on the iPhone on Verizon - and that it is the only SmartPhone on Verizon without the Crapware - NOPE. They did point out there are 4G Phones out there and listed the CDMA iPhone as a disadvantage compared to 4G. Did Consumer Reports talk about the sparse coverage of 4G at this time? or the battery sucking issues with 4G phones? or that 4G phones on Verizon will not be out until mid-2011?. NOPE, NOPE and NOPE!!!
What did they report about of substance? Well that is not clear - other than they don't like the iPhone 4 and they miss their puppies and wives. When all is said and done I think Antenna Gate and the iPhone 4 will have taken a much bigger toll on Consumer Reports than Apple. At the post on Consumer Reports - the comments are filled with people saying they are canceling their subscriptions to Consumer Reports - and Rightly so.