Bad Apple deletes Consumer Reports iPhone 4 threads?

Apple PR is gearing up for a disastrous problem dealing with the Consumer Reports fallout when they put a “not recommend” rating for the iPhone 4 to their users. As Wired reported earlier today and TUAW reported last night, Apple is beginning to delete threads of off Apple site with anything related to the Consumer Reports post and video. But as recent as this morning, there are still two Consumer Reports related posts that have not been deleted off of Apple’s forums (this onethis two). Hit the link for more info.

Although Bing supposedly cached the threads, it seems that these two have disappeared. Although Consumer Reports said that the iPhone 4 “exceeds even its high exceptions,” a later update to the Lab Test post states this:

[UPDATE: Some commentary suggests we’ve retracted an earlier recommendation of the iPhone 4. In fact, our first blog on the iPhone 4’s performance, and a followup comparing it to the Motorola Droid X, were based on preliminary testing, as we stated. Those earlier tests did not address antenna performance. We recommend products only after all tests are complete, and as part of our full smart phone Ratings. —Paul Reynolds]

If you want an iPhone that works well without a masking-tape fix, we continue to recommend an older model, the 3G S. (The full list of recommended smart phones models appears as part of our latest Ratings, available to subscribers.)

—Mike Gikas

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Personally, I think that Apple has done a disservice to it’s brand and image by not responding accordingly to the antenna issues with the iPhone 4. I mean that someone at Apple must have had the thought that an antenna engineer was going to do tests and confirm this problem.

The only thing this does to consumers is leave a Bad Apple taste in your mouth.

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