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Critics who say Apple is suffering from a "lack of recent innovation" have the backing of a well-known national consumer magazine.
Consumer Reports is prepping its latest smartphone ratings for the magazine's February issue, and according to a summary box for the issue snared by Business Insider, Apple's iconic iPhone 5 doesn't even crack the top three at Verizon Wireless. Three Android phones – the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, Droid Razr HD and Samsung Galaxy S3 – comprise the carrier's top three phones, according to CR. The iPhone is listed behind the Galaxy S3 and LG Optimus at Sprint and AT&T.
The magazine lists the Samsung Galaxy S3, the HTC One S and the Samsung Galaxy Note II as the top three phones at T-Mobile USA, which won't start carrying the iPhone until later this year.
There's no reasoning just yet for Consumer Reports' rankings – look for those when the February issue hits newsstands in the coming days.
What's notable beyond the iPhone's low mark is the absence of anything besides Android devices (excluding the iPhone) comprising the top three at each of America's three largest carriers. Despite the release of some high profile smartphones – particularly the Nokia Lumia 920 – Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform comes up empty.
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