Serious, this sound be pretty obvious what we're seeing here. Apple built a crappy product, and now are trying to lean on a major gear reviewer to do damage control.
But hey, I'll admit I am very anti Apple. I don't like the products, I don't like the company, and I don't really even much care for it's fan boys. But even then we can't ignore that Apple hasn't been acting in good faith at all with this generation of MacBooks. Removing features, stupid decisions in terms of switching out ports for less common types, and increasing the price for the base models to boot. And now we're hearing that something new is wrong with them, probably because of another 'cost saving' measure that's gone wrong. Yet the first thing that Apple has to say is that they thing Consumer Reports did the rests testing wrong. Pardon me if I'm less than impressed with this excuse. But hey... prove us wrong.