Apple puree - the latest Jobs-bashing news
Who fancies indulging in the latest hip pursuit that is Apple-bashing? You do? Great!
The highly influential US of American organisation Consumer Reports (their version of Which!) has gotten round to reviewing the troubled iPhone 4 – and they’re not happy with it one little bit.
In their tut-tut-laden report they have flown in the face of Apple’s recent claims that the phone’s reception problems are caused by a software fault, and are blaming the phone’s new-style antenna for the widely-reported glitch.
In their review, Consumer Reports say:
“When your finger or hand touches a spot on the phone’s lower left side ... the signal can significantly degrade enough to cause you to lose your connection altogether ... Due to this problem, we can’t recommend the iPhone 4.
Apple needs to come up with a permanent – and free – fix for the antenna problems before we can recommend the iPhone 4.”
Ooooh! But so what you might think – it’s just another review, albeit a damning one. Maybe, but just like Bitterwallet, Consumer Reports is a VERY influential organisation, and following the withering review, Apple’s share price fell by as much as 4.2 per cent, wiping $9.9bn (£6.5bn) off its market value. Gulp.
It’s a double whammy for Jobsy and the boys as things get murkier still with Apple also being accused of deleting threads that are critical of the iPhone 4 on their official forums.
Blogger TJ Luoma wrote: “This isn't the first time we've heard about Apple deleting discussion board threads on topics which are unflattering to Apple's products. It's closer to the fiftieth time. In fact, we've heard so many reports about this happening that it seems safe to call this standard operating procedure for Apple's discussion boards.”
It’s almost as though Apple are some kind of paranoid, controlling gang of thought police. Surely not….