Bottom line. From what I can see in the reports, Consumer Reports replicated the same uncontrolled, unscientific experiments that many of the blogging sites have done.
For the record, I never posted, tweeted, or otherwise mentioned CR’s beautiful iPhone 4 recommendation from a week ago. The reason is simple: I wouldn’t give you two cents for CR’s “experts” and analysis, good or bad. Sorry, but I’ve seen their methods and conclusions questioned too many times over the years.
I’m only posting about CR today because the same Apple bashers who paid no attention to them earlier are now ready to anoint them the wisest of all organizations. No. It’s still the same dubious, blow-with-the-popular-breeze publication it’s always been.