Apple filters negative iPhone 4 comments out of its forum’s conversations
Even non-Apple fans anticipate great new gadgets from the company, and the iPhone 4 is no exception. But for the people who already have the new iPhone, commenting about its antenna problem on Apple forums seems to be a big no-no. From ZDnet:
TUAW discovered that numerous threads referencing Consumer Reports’ recent article ‘not recommending’ the iPhone 4 were being summarily deleted from Apple’s support forums, and it isn’t the first time. In my piece about the iPhone 4’s proximity sensor bug I noted that Apple was also deleting posts about it as well.
When news of the signal loss broke, Apple’s response was a nicely worded directive saying Don’t hold your phone that way or buy a case. Now, for anyone who isn’t Yoda and may have a problem with holding the phone the right way, you can’t even talk about it in a supposedly public forum.
Apple’s censor-happy presence has reached the heights of bowdlerizing a Ulysses graphic novel for tame nudity and the depths of unilaterally deleting dissatisfied consumers’ reviews. All that’s left in Apple’s PR crusade is to direct-SPAM snarky blog posts.