The reason for the recall of the ultra-compact iPhone charge...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68020

    Sep 27, 2008
    Wow -- that's pretty messed up. How in the world could something like that get past the design phase and then into production?
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    That is pretty shocking...

    Just proof IMO that Apple is rushing their products to the market. If people see that Apple can't make a power socket properly, what are they going to think about their computers?
  4. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    Solid proof that the manufacturing jobs that used to be in America, need to come back. There are reasons why moving to countries where you can pay someone less than the cost of a can of dog food a day is a bad idea. In fact, an electrifyingly bad idea.
  5. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    I dont see how this is china's fault. Surely Apple sends off info on the design, materials to use etc to the manufacturers. They don't just go like "hey, can you make us some ac adaptors!".
  6. tuinte macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2008
    I agree with you, but yeesh, not the best joke I've heard. :p

  7. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    Well was it a design flaw or did someone just not solder it? Isn't it more likely than not that the problem occurred in the manufacturing instead of the design? This is Apple we're talking about. And it is a power plug. Not a redesign of a laptop or something.
  8. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    Apple designed it, Apple would have set an acceptable QC on the product, so I guess Apple=Fail with regards to this.

    The design in general of the US/Japanese (and probably a few others)mains plug has always looked a little weak. Maybe I'm just used to the 3 pin, fused safety plug we have in the UK (and used in a fair part of the old empire).
  9. asterizk macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2003
    Sarasota, Florida
    Har... :D
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Actually, that's what usually does happen.

    Apple will submit a design of what they want and then the manufacturers engineers (assuming FoxConn here) will go back over the blueprint schematics and figure out how to do the same thing for even cheaper, wait for Apple's response to use the cheaper method or not ... hence the blame on China and why goods manufactured there usually fall apart quickly.

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