Consumer Reports about iPhone 4 gets under Apple’s skin in Canada and U.S.A

 Apple deleting mentions of Consumer Reports’ iPhone 4 “not recommended” story on forums

Apple doesn’t like an open society or open criticism. The “not recommended” story from Consumers Reports is getting under their skin. Consumer Reports gives iPhone 4 the dreaded Non Recommended.
So they are deleting references to Consumer Report on their support site.

 is reporting the story too.  So is the Globe and Mail.   Steve Jobs and Apple need to take a course in public relations.  

..or can they? In case Apple has somehow managed to perfect the art of selective disremembrance across a wide population, here’s a refresher: Consumer Reports has thrown down the gauntlet, stating that it “can’t recommend” the iPhone 4 until the antenna issues are fixed, issues that its labs and ours have verified quite substantially. Apple apparently isn’t happy about that, and has taken to deleting threads about the Consumer Reports article from its support forums. Now, Apple deleting threads from its support forums is nothing new; outside of “regular” moderation, the company routinely deletes discussion of hardware flaws that it’s not ready to ‘fess up to, or just generally negative lines of thought about its products.

Good thing the internet’s a big place, and if Apple’s not going to admit the antenna issue, there are plenty of ways to gripe about it. Feel free to express yourself in the comments below, for instance!

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