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

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    Wow -- that's pretty messed up. How in the world could something like that get past the design phase and then into production?
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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!".
     
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    I agree with you, but yeesh, not the best joke I've heard. :p

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    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.
     
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    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).
     
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    Har... :D
     
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    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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