I don't know why it would matter, I see my OP was labeled troll. But, I figure folks have two options. You can accept the response that Apple gave (regarding the phone jack and 'courage') or you can recognize it as BS. And troll everyone who sees the world in black and white. IE-He poked fun at a bad decision Apple made, so he must hate Apple, or not.
Truly though, Apple deserves to be trolled at every opportunity for telling consumers, in essence, that it doesn't matter what you want and you simply lack .
So, when Consumer Reports tells other consumers about something bad concerning an Apple product, I fully expect them to rely upon the same hubris that lead to the 'courage' remark.