CUPERTINO, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Apple's ( AAPL) iPhone antenna flunked lab tests at Consumer Reports, earning a "we can't recommend" rating from the product reviewer. There's good news however: Duct tape will fix the reception problem.
The big blemish on Apple's newly redesigned iPhone has been a faulty antenna that gets knocked out when the phone is held by users. It's been a problem for Apple since the phone went on sale last month. Making the situation more curious, Apple has told users to hold the phone differently, then, more recently, that its signal strength meter was faulty. But Consumer Reports confirmed what many users already know. The antenna is flawed.