Apple Recalling Verizon iPad 2 Orders in Transit?

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    Yesterday, we began to hear word that Apple had intercepted certain iPad 2 orders while in transit, with FedEx tracking having shown the orders nearly reaching their destination before being updated with a "package returned to shipper notice". 9 to 5 Mac received similar information and discovered that the issue is affecting quite a few orders, although seemingly limited to Verizon models.

    According to one Apple retail store employee, the company's stores have also been provided with a list of serial numbers of Verizon iPads that are to be pulled from inventory and returned to Apple, suggesting that the issue is not in fact limited to engraved units.
    Based on updated information, it appears that the issue may be a malfunction causing Verizon iPad 2s that have had cellular service activated to be unable to bring up account information for viewing and editing.

    Customers calling FedEx and Apple to inquire about their order statuses are apparently being given conflicting information, although the overall picture does seem to be that Apple has pulled the order mid-shipment and is sending out replacements. The reason for the withdrawal of Verizon iPad 2 units is unknown at this time, although it seems reasonable to speculate that Apple has identified a bad batch of units containing some sort of defect.

    Some affected customers have reported requesting and receiving credits or free accessories from Apple as compensation for the delays in receiving orders due to the issue, although it is unclear whether this is a specific company policy in place regarding the issue or simply customer service representatives acting at their own discretion within general policy guidelines.

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    Did they ride along the delivery trucks on horses with masks on? Wild west style?
     
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    Here's a deal for you: Wait for a new one or we can give you the broken one today.

    Go ahead, it's your choice!
     
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    Have you Verizon iPad 2 owners had any specific troubles? Ive not heard of anything that would warrent a recall. That said, Im glad Apple is being proactive in this regard...if the rumors are true.
     
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    Well, recalls certainly are a rareity with apple products considering how many innovative products they develop, so not a big deal
     
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    There are more VZW ipads sitting in the local stores around me that a recall would not effect them.

    In the local Target's and Walmarts, there clogging the shelves cause no one wants them . Everyone's waiting for LTE from Verizon in this area.


    AT&T dominates
     
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    What about those purchased at Verizon stores?

    Yesterday I ordered an iPad2 at a Verizon store. Are Verizon stores going to be scanning their serial numbers for the recall or is it only Apple Stores?
     
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    Where I live, everyone wants a Verizon iAnything. Ive been an AT&Teaser for a while, so I cant attest to one's superiority over the other.
     
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    got a white verizon model on inaugural day. no issues thus far.
     
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    It doesn't seem to me that the VZW version is undesirable b/c of lack of LTE as the ATT is 3G too. However, what was a turn off for me with the VZW version is that the 3G service is limited to the the U.S. where as I can take my ATT version almost anywhere in the world, buy a relatively inexpensive prepaid SIM card on arrival and have data at my beck and call.
     
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    I saw this headline and hoped it was evidence of iminent release of iPad 3 :D

    But I think the real story is these recalled iPads are contaminated from Fukishima. :eek:
     
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    Verizon can't buy a bucket right now with iOS devices!
     
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    Just proof yet again that AT&T is still superior! ;)
     
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    The issue is that a few Verizon iPads have been given the same meim number, so as a preventive measure all iPads are being scanned. It's no big deal so stop stressing. The issue is that when trying to activate you cant because the number has already been used. And as there is no sim card to switch out only option is new unit. If your Verizon iPad works then it doesn't affect you.
     
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    Just picked up my Verizon iPad 2 on Wednesday, my third exchange due to defective displays. So far no issues with logging on and viewing my Verizon account info.

    Waiting to see if my new, and "perfect" iPad is on the hit list.

    Do I go for exchange number 4 and chance getting a defective display or consider myself lucky that my third one is perfect?

    Apple really needs to ramp up their quality control, fire FoxxConn ( hmmm. having Con and Fox in your company name... Suspicious ).
     
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    I've had my Verizon iPad 2 for a couple months and I have had no issues at all.
     
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    I was on vacation last week, and I hadn't turned on my data till I was there even though I have had my Ipad for a while now.

    Anyhow, it wouldnt activate for anything, now that I'm back I need to take it in, but I havn't had a chance yet. But is this an Apple or Verizon problem?
     
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    When AT&T blew out the refurbished 1st gens they set-up the data services as a post pay, which makes the same problem happen. For whatever reason, the only fix is to replace the sim card.
     
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    Verizon has done nothing but embarrass Apple. First, they crippled the iPhone (no data/voice multitasking) and now they cause a huge financial and customer satisfaction mess with this iPad screw-up.
     
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    Nope. Just a proof that Apple has no experience in releasing more than one model of anything.


    Being ridiculous, aren't you? Apple knew all well that by design CDMA does not allow for concurrent voice/data transmission and yet they begged Verizon to accept iPhone (after Droids started killing it). I hope it was sarcasm.
     
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    First Verizon can't do math and now they can't keep track of MEID numbers that are in use and those numbers which can be deployed?!

    And I am to trust "The Network"? And their LTE? :rolleyes:

    No thanks! :mad:
     
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    Oh what a picture, now I pay to see that movie. :D Nerd on horses sweet.
     
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    Reminds me of something that happen in the 90's with a company and network cards. It was not a pretty ending. Just can't remember the companies name. Oh well glad to see Apple is on top of the issue. Would have been one big PR headache if people had gotten these ipads 2.
     
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    And, boys and girls, THIS is why SIM cards are a good idea.
     
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    These ipads are the ones that support Flash. :)
     

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