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Consumer reports do not recommend the iPhone 4G. Because of the reception issues, the magazine dropped its iPhone 4G bomb. iPhone 4G antenna troubles and what the media has coined as the "iPhone death grip" have dominated headlines about Apple since the company released the gadget last month. Accurate display of signal strength could be shown soon with an update Apple promises to be sending out. However, Consumer Reports ran its own tests on the iPhone 4G and recreated the reception troubles everybody has been complaining about.Resource for this article: Consumer Reports won't recommend iPhone 4G after reception tests by Personal Money Store Free iPhone antenna fix demanded by Consumer ReportsThe latest blow to the iPhone 4G is the Consumer Reports rejection. Since the iPhone 4G was released, complaints about the death grip and class action lawsuits about the gadget have besieged Apple. Apple has responded by promising an iPhone software update that will change how the phone displays signal bars. According to CNN, a study by the magazine questioned Apple's "optical illusion" claim. Such as the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 was tested with other AT and T phones. None had the death grip issues the iPhone 4G demonstrated. Consumer Reports showed readers the iPhone 4G otherwise ranked highest on the list of smart phone ratings that it released Monday. But the magazine said it will not for any reason recommend Apple's new device until the business unveils "a permanent -- and free -- fix for the antenna problem."Tests let Apple carrier AT and T off the hookThe iPhone 4G is the first Apple iPhone that Consumer Reports refuses to recommend. The Wall Street Journal reports that the conclusion was an about-face for the magazine, which said in a July 2 blog post the iPhone 4G antenna issues weren't a deal-breaker for the device. In its rejection of the iPhone 4G, Consumer Reports took some heat off Apple iPhone carrier AT and T, which was being blamed for not being able to manage the data load for iPhones. "The tests also indicate that AT and T's network might not be the primary suspect within the iPhone 4G's much-reported signal woes," Consumer Reports said.An iPhone antenna solution suggested is duct tapeIn addition to promising an iPhone software update, Apple has been telling disgruntled iPhone 4 users to hold the phone differently or getting a $ 30 iPhone cover. PC World reports the Consumer Reports iPhone 4G test confirms that assertion. But there are numerous less costly alternatives to Apple iPhone covers – numerous of the iPhone 4g users have used the yellow rubber Livestrong bracelets that cost $ 1. Consumer Reports says duct tape works just also.Discover more info:CNN Wall Street Journal PC World // Get the Daily Financial News Articles widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) // Get the Mortgage Loan Calculator widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) // Get the Daily Stock Market Image Sidebar Widget widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) url=