Forgotten Apple recall from 2008

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rsrchr123, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Rsrchr123 macrumors regular

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    Came across this story and found it interesting because with all the stories written about the IP4, and everyone talking about Apple and its history ad nauseum, everyone overlooked a recall that took place two years ago:

    http://www.apple.com/support/usbadapter/exchangeprogram/

    You can call it an "exchange program" all you want; a euphemism is a euphemism. I suppose you could call an abortion a mom's second chance if you wanted to, also.

    Incidentally, I spent some time playing with the Droid X and have ruled it out. Not impressed with the app store as of now. So if you're going to factor out the apps from the mobile experience, does one really need a $200 phone to surf the web? I may do a 3GS but I will pass on the Droid.

    One comment about the press conference on Friday....
    ...$200 for a phone....
    ...$100 million for a facility to develop/test antennas...
    (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/16/a-field-trip-to-an-apple-lab/)
    ...engineers sleeping on cots to fix said antennas?
    (http://noir.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=adzyraxf1rCw&pos=3)
    ...PRICELESS
     
  2. amazingdm macrumors 6502

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    but.. there's nothing wrong here. The antenna has improved over any other phone. I've never had such good reception. And the 100 million was over the last 5 years..
     
  3. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    The USB power adapter recall was less of a minor cost hit than the free cases deal will be.
     
  4. Bobajobbob macrumors regular

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    You can't recall a product that pleases a high percentage of its users and is in no way dangerous. What are they going to do if I refuse? I don't want my phone recalled.

    Effectively there is a voluntary recall in place for anyone not happy with the device and I recommend all those unhappy do just that and return it. For everyone else who is more than happy with the phone, lives in a country with decent GSM service and doesn't experience any of the over publicised problems this is all a fuss over nothing.
     
  5. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean if you refuse? If a recall took place they don't kick your door down to get the product back, it's up to you.
     
  6. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    There is such a thing as "mandatory recall" it's rare though usually issued if a product is considered dangerous
     
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Exactly, there was a potential safety issue involved there which is not present with the iP4. Also the power adapter was truly defective not just an arguably poor design choice.

    I think Apple's resolution of the iP4 is a fair one. It may not be satisfying for some, but it was a realistic solution - extend return, waive fee & for everyone else a free case. There have been plenty of products I've begrudgingly passed over for lesser reasons.
     
  8. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

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    Well I know but that would only be if they had decided to make the phone with a nuclear reactor as a battery and it was going into meltdown for
    everyone or something :D
     

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