iPhone's Cheesy CSI Cameo Requires Serious Suspension of Disbelief

Sorry AT&T. I know CSI never lets plausibility get in the way of a good story, but watching them crawl through an underground tunnel and exclaim the iPhone has "outstanding reception", made last night's episode harder to believe than usual.

While that obnoxious gem comes at the 2 minute mark in the video below, the product placement begins even before that. Realizing the electrical conduit tunnel is too dark, the dimwitted "PC-like" investigator is handed the iPhone by his cool, like totally hip partner: "There's an app for that!" Yep, it's running a flashlight app. Ugh.

Meanwhile, back in reality, AT&T wants you to use MicroCell routers to fix its own reception flaws.