Consumer Reports won't recommend iPhone 4

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Close up views of the new Apple iPhone 4 are shown during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Monday, June 7, 2010, in San Francisco. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Paul Sakuma&#41;</span></div>
July 12, 2010 11:43:24 AM PDT
Consumer Reports says the iPhone 4 has reception problems caused by its antenna design. After the iPhone 4 went on sale in June, buyers started complaining that holding the gadget a certain way could cause calls to drop.

Apple has said that any phone will lose signal strength when gripped in certain ways. It said the iPhone 4 seems to show a larger drop because it has been using a faulty formula to decide how many signal bars to show.

But Consumer Reports says it tested several phones that use AT&T Inc.'s network, and only the iPhone 4 seemed to have the reception issue.

Consumer Reports says the iPhone 4 will not be marked "recommended" on its updated smart phone ratings list because of this problem.