Apple Censors Consumer Reports iPhone 4 Review Discussions

Apple has censored discussion relating to the Consumer Reports review of its iPhone 4 held on its official discussion forum, Fox News reports.

Tuaw.com, The unofficial Apple Weblog, was the first to discover that Apple had removed six discussion threads in which people were debating the iPhone 4 review by Consumer Reports.

According to Tuaw.com, despite being censored by Apple, the comments are still available online after being cached by Microsoft's Bing search engine.

The review highlighted an antenna flaw in the new device that can result in dropped calls when the iPhone 4 is held in the left hand.

The iPhone 4 review on the Consumer Reports magazine had said: “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.”

Apple has so far dismissed any reports of a hardware flaw and pinned the problem on low reception areas.