Consumer Reports has often taken flack for their coverage of the Macintosh, and that trend may be continuing into the iPhone world. On his blog, electromagnetic engineer Bob Egan claims that the RF testing that Consumer Reports did with regard to the iPhone 4 antenna issue was seriously flawed. follow link
Disable Caps Lock
If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.
- ExtraBITS for 19 July 2010 (19 Jul 10)
Engineer Dismisses Consumer Reports iPhone Tests
So he doesn't dismiss the report, he says that the number isn't precise. There is no doubt at this point that touching the iPhone antenna at the edge of the phone worsens the signal. The question is by how much.
For what it's worth, I can't reproduce any sort of problem with my iPhone 4 either.