First, Apple is offering a free fix TODAY. Why aren't they recommending it today?
Second, Apple said that they will evaluate what to do after September, so CR doesn't have any way of knowing whether customers will get a free bumper after September. So CR is penalizing Apple because they want to assume that Apple will stop doing something in September.
Finally, CR refused to respond to Apple's statement that all phones have similar problems.
CR is clearly being hypocritical here.
1. Because the free fix has not been stated by Apple it will be free long term. Only till the end of Sep.
2. Since it's up in the air if Apple will still provide a free fix after Sep, then how is that different then yesterday when we didn't know if Apple will provide a free fix? Apple should stand behind their customers and offer the free fix for as long as they sell the flawed product. At this point we don't know. Just like yesterday.
3. No reason to respond to Apple's spinning statement. Their own tests proved other tested phones do not have the issue to the degree of the iPhone 4.