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Consumer Reports: iPhone 4 = FAIL

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  1. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Why Consumer Reports can't recommend iPhone 4

    :rofl:
    Duct tape WILL fix anything.
     

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  2. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    Ouch. Good to know it has a relatively simple fix.
     
  3. kingbee

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    Apple should sell a piece of tape called an "iPatch" to cover it up.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    The Steve Jobs is not pleased.
     
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    Ha - I got an iPhone 4 last week and the signal loss issue is definitely real. Doesn't bother me as much as some other ppl though.
     
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    I've had the phone since the morning it came out and as far as I'm concerned the problem only exists on the Internet.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    is that code for steve jobs man chowder?
     
  9. Craw

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    I haven't had any issues w/ my iPhone 4, and any headaches so far have been on At&t's side if anything.

    My fault for sticking w/ At&t, but the phone so far has been pretty sweet. My friend just got an EVO which is great too, but I think he's experiencing some buyer's remorse.
     
  10. Total Heckler

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    Yeah, probably because hes on Sprint. The WORST cell reception almost anywhere.

    I have been testing the device for the last month. The only handset itself is cool, but VERY limited by the provider.
     
  11. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I used a friends Driod this weekend. All I can say is as soon as my AT&T contract is up next month, I'm switching.
     
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    bwahahahahahahahahaha! I'm a mac guy, but that's funny!
     
  13. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    although it is a obvious problem, CR is the last group of people id listen to on buying something
     
  14. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    :stupid:

    I have no idea why anyone would listen to an organization that isn't funded at least under the table by the man. :shocked:

    <edit> Fox News says the iPhone 4 is teh awesome. Sorry for trusting CR before asking Fox for my viewpoint.
    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/06/24/iphone-review-best-smartphone-on-market

    Wow, in "the dozen or so calls", now THAT'S a TRUE stress test.
     
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  15. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    true dat, but it is on AT&T and that in and of itself sends me to



    DROID and Verizon
     
  16. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    like i said, i know its a actual problem. i just dislike CR
     
  17. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    I was agreeing with you, CR is fulla horse poop:rofl:
     
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    I think I am going to get a DROID X next month. Any comments?
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Save your money so you can move out of that hellhole?

    Oh... wait. That probably wasn't the comment you were hoping for...

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    what....you don't like snow?
     
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    Didn't they rush the iphone to market because that doofus left a prototype in a bar?
     
  22. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Uh, each new one comes out in June/July. I think sticking to that schedule is independent of the lost prototype.
     
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    does this mean it will be velcro'ed to your palm on our next shuttle session?
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Now they are talking about a recall. For christ's sake, all you need is a case. The "genius" bar isn't touching my sweet phone.
     
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    If an ass load of snow was the biggest problem with Buffalo I'd be fine with it...
     
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    Someone will need to explain to me why Consumer Reports can't be trusted...


    Let me proactively throw out this smiley in anticipation of the responses.... :tinfoil:
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    How much snow can an ass carry?
     
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    That's the old model. And I've put on weight since then.
     
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  30. narlus

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  31. jimmydean

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    That was my point. My folks read and bought religiously based on CR ratings and have never been disappointed. I don't subscribe or anything, but I do look at ratings there from time to time.
     
  32. jonKranked

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    its also useful for looking into what items NOT to buy
     
  33. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Agreed, like the 98% of American cars they fail every year :rofl:

    <edit> I get it, IH8Rice owned a Suzuki Samurai. It all makes sense now. Don't hate the player, hate the game.
     
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  35. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    i particularly point my finger at their review of tv's or any consumer electronics. they gave my old company's set a "best buy" moniker, when the tv was a overpriced POS. they give other tv's good ratings when they also look like crap, but yet the amazing looking sets do not get mentioned.


    their car reviews are a whole other story too.

    and no, i have never, nor will ever own a Japanese car.
     
  36. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    They recommended both my TV and receiver and I'm happy.

    It's called "Consumer Report" not "A/V-phile Monthly". I don't just buy blindly based on what I read. But I do look at their best buy options first and compare. They often don't test higher end stuff, but they usually get a good cross section of a given vertical.
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    Consumer Reports is despised because they remove the "it looks cool" factor from their observations. No points for show. All points given for go.

    Case in point:

    Ferrari. How many of you asshats would buy one based solely on looks and monster engine if you could and strap a bike rack on top. Pretty sure as a bike shuttle consumer reports wouldn't let it fly, and they'd be right. Doesn't mean you wouldn't buy it though.
     
  38. jonKranked

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    huh. that explains why they never ask if rootbeer is an available colorway or speculate upon the rigidity of items.
     
  39. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Apple PR is on fire.

    Nice work.
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2503353&tstart=75
     
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    I would like to thank everyone that pre-ordered the iphone 4G. Also, current sales are keeping us super busy so thanks again.

    The haters can always get a job w/ the FCC.....the Fed is the only growth business at this time.

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