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Apple recommends not using the iPad in environments hotter than 95 degrees. But the faster graphics processor and a larger battery had raised questions about whether there was a design or manufacturing flaw.
iPhone 4 Review Revisited
A few weeks after the iPhone 4's launch in the summer of 2010, Consumer Reprots announced that it could not recommend that device because it had confirmed a problem with the reception, a problem about which users had been complaining.
Apple had originally suggested that the signal-strength issue on the iPhone 4, which occurred when a user placed a hand or finger near the antenna on the lower left side of the device, was largely an optical illusion caused by faulty software that mistakenly showed more bars "than it should for a given signal strength."
But Consumer Reports wrote in its 2010 non-recommending review for the iPhone 4 that, "it's the company's responsibility to provide the fix -- at no extra cost to consumers."
In a hastily called press conference following that Consumer Reports evaluation, Apple's then CEO Steve Jobs said it would offer a free bumper case to every iPhone 4 customer , a refund for any case already purchased, or a full refund for the return of an undamaged iPhone 4.
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