It’s starting to feel like 1984

by Kiko Matsing

Apple drops Consumer Reports/iPhone 4 threads down memory hole

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.

Apple faces backlash over latest iPhone

Apple deleted references in several online discussions to the consumer group’s online posting, leading VentureBeat and investment blogs to pounce on what they described as censorship in the Apple-hosted forums.

Apple declined to comment on the forum issue; it has previously intervened to eliminate records of criticism on other topics.

Hey Apple: “Don’t be evil!”