Consumer Reports will not support iPhone 4

Consumer Reports said it cannot endorse Apple's iPhone 4 after tests confirmed the device's heavily publicized reception problems.

Consumer Reports said it cannot endorse Apple's iPhone 4 after tests confirmed the device's heavily publicized reception issues.

In a statement, the consumer watchdog said that AT&T, the exclusive carrier of the iPhone, was not necessarily to blame for the reportedly poor reception.

The report was the latest blow to the iPhone 4, which sold 1.7 million units in its first three days on the market. Since its release it has been plagued with complaints of poor reception and dropped calls. Many issues involved the device's wraparound antenna, which is affected if touched in a certain way.

While reception was a major issue in Consumer Reports' review, the iPhone scored high on battery life, display, and video quality, among other testing criteria.

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