Apple Censors Any Discussion Of Consumer Reports iPhone 4 Non-Recommendation

I guess that Consumer Reports bitch slap non-recommendation of the iPhone 4 has caused a reaction inside Apple HQ. Instead of owning up and fixing the problem, they are apparently censoring any discussion of it on their discussion boards according to TUAW.com:

If you were looking for a message thread on Apple’s support forums pointing to Consumer Reports’ article ‘not recommending’ the iPhone 4, it’s not there any more. Apple’s support forum moderators deleted the thread. Bing cached it.

If it happened once, maybe you’d say it was a glitch. But what if it happened twice? Three times? Four times, five, six?

Now to be fair, this is their discussion board and I suppose that they can do whatever they please, but the optics of this suck. Apple once claimed when they launched the original Macintosh that “1984 won’t be like 1984.” However in 2010, it seems like Steve Jobs is using George Orwell’s 1984 as his playbook for dealing with the iPhone 4 antenna issue.

Apple really has to get a clue here and just deal with the problems that they have rather than cover them up. Otherwise there won’t be much of a market for their shiny iDevices.

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