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iPhone Recall Rumors

Will the iPhone 4 Be Recalled?

It's not surprising that after all the problems the iPhone 4 is having, there would be rumors of a recall. Not only are the antenna and reception an issue for some customers, but the fact that the iPhone 4 is so fragile is also causing users to make unexpected returns. And did you hear the one about the reflective ear canal? Yeah, apparently that's an issue too. Thankfully, Apple has been pretty flexible with the upswing in returns by waiving its usual restocking fee. But is it enough?

Although there is already a lawsuit in action, industry analysts are saying that a recall is unlikely. And I'd have to agree. I don't think there are enough complications to warrant a widespread recall, and your comments on the issue confirm that fact — none of you are having problems with reception! However, if a recall did go into effect, Apple would run up quite a bill by replacing all those handsets. Could this be why the white iPhone 4 wasn't available at launch? It's possible that Apple anticipated complications with the device, and held the white version back. It did say it was due to "manufacturing" problems. What's your take?

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serial serial 6 years
le romantique, how was it a "forced release"? In no way do I want to appear to condone what Gizmodo did in purchasing stolen property and releasing Apple's trade secrets to the world. But I highly doubt Gizmodo "forced" Apple's hand in releasing the product earlier than planned. If you look at all the iPhones, from the original, 3G, 3GS, and 4, they all had official releases in the late June, early July timeframe. Even if Gizmodo hadn't gotten its grubby hands on the prototype, everyone from business analysts to Apple fanboys expected Apple to release a new iPhone this summer. Despite Apple supposedly moving away from making announcements at major trade events, Apple controlled the scheduling of its own WWDC. If it wasn't ready to announce the iPhone 4 at WWDC, then it could have scheduled another press conference. Yes, the iPhone 4 is a new design, but don't tell me they didn't already have months, or even a year to test this thing. The press, blogs, and consumers discovered the iPhone's problems in the first day or two.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 6 years
There is no way little Stevie could admit something was wrong. Its totally against his character.
le-romantique le-romantique 6 years
It was a forced release. It's as simple as that. Although it could be argued that the leaked iPhone on the bar stool was a publicity stunt, because everyone knew EVERYTHING about the phone so early, it had to be released ASAP. I blame that. Although, as you noted from my original posts yesterday, my phone is absolutely perfect.
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