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macrumors 68000
Jan 20, 2003
Gibberish doesn’t count as a counter argument.
A risk of having a plane fall out of the sky isn't gibberish. Fanboys need not apply when it comes to aviation safety, but thanks for the feedback.

They don't need to engulf themselves in flames inside of 2 seconds for the FAA/CPSC to lay down a ban. Time will tell how this pans out, tick-tock.


macrumors regular
Aug 3, 2010
Cook's strategy has shafted the share price recently so let's hope it's not a full recall - much as I like a "buying opportunity" I prefer the execs to keep the share price rising in a steady manner and QA isn't rocket science.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 25, 2012
Dublin, Ireland
I expect the same vitriol towards Apple on this forum when this was an issue for Samsung.

For now it is not the same thing at all though.

In the case of Samsung it was phones exploding, catching fire, and/or emitting toxic smokes. And after a while it became obvious that it was a design issue and all phones were at risk.

Here we are talking swollen batteries but no explosion, fire, or smoke. And for now it is a few isolated cases. So yes it is not a good start for the phone as there are a few cases already. But neither the gravity nor the scale of the issue currently deserve the same comments Samsung did get and it would not be reasonable to expect the "the same vitriol" unless it does escalate to the same type of situation.
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macrumors regular
Sep 8, 2017
PopGate... I need a complete replacement/refund and a 50% discount towards next year's iPhone !! :p


macrumors 601
Sep 27, 2005
That’s what this article says... 5 occurances in the same time Samsung had hundreds.

5 does not equal 100+ last I checked. As time goes on, sure, more cases will show. But the slower frequency of them already proves this a lesser case and issue.
That's a ridiculous defense. So because it takes the iPhone 8 twice the amount of the time to have the same number of reported failures, it's less of a problem?? I didn't know that dangerous situations were rated by events/day.
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