Note 7 on blast

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Ipolo, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Ipolo macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody else feel like the coverage on these pocket bombs aren't getting enough coverage, I mean if this was apple this story would be huge not just oh the iPhone blew up so apple recalled the entire line. Think about for a minute I think Samsung is getting off to easy
     
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    When I hear/read an FAA directive on every news site strongly advising against using/storing these on all flights, I think they've gotten plenty of attention. Unprecedented directive.

    You live under a rock?
     
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    I think some people aren't taking the issue seriously enough.. media coverage has been alright. If someone in the media were to have had an issue with one of these device I think it would kickstart even more press. But they are talking about it.. seems like almost daily or at least every other day I've heard it on tv.
     
  4. Ipolo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for a response but yes it's been reported but I'm saying it feels like back page of the newspaper type coverage when you know if it were Apple it would be on cnn, headline news local news any and everything to discredit the top dog, it's people at my job that didn't know anything about it so I have to imagine it's still not dinner table topic
     
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    Yes, I think the tech journos are giving them a pass. But I have seen it been reported quite a bit in the regular press.
     
  7. Ipolo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I could see that being true lol
     
  8. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    It gets,less coverage when the company IMMEDIATELY recalls the phones with no hassle.

    Apple in the past has had some major design and component flaws which they denied for months and then finally tried to rectify with something like a phone bumper or,telling users, "You're holding it wrong".

    This is why the media jumps at them a little harder.
     
  9. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    It's being reported on all tech sites, the FAA put out an announcement, and it's been on several news sites including:

    TIME
    BGR
    CNBC
    Reuters
    The Guardian
    CNET
    Bloomberg
    CBS
    Yahoo
    Fox

    How much more exposure does it need?
     
  10. Ipolo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah that's a good point it's the tech community that's lacking I totally agree
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    For a company that prides it self on taking shots every chance they get. I can go to all these tech sites and find maybe 1 article just saying oh Samsung recalled the note 7, but if I google note 7 explodes just yesterday a 6 year had one blow up in his hand wtf.
     
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    There design flaws didn't cause mass damage and potential serve health issues.
     
  12. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    News media tends to use what causes the most controversy and sensationalism.

    Samsung stayed ahead of this bomb(no pun intended) by their swift reaction in getting the phones out of the consumer's hand and offering S7 and S7 edge replacements, hassle free.
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    Again, Samsung saw the problem and reacted in the best interest of its consumers.

    What is the media to do after Samsung owned up to the problem? Tout how bad a company they are? The story ran its course and the phones are being recalled.
     
  13. lah macrumors regular

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    If this had been Apple, the usual tech sites would have gone nuts and expect to see the editorials on how could Apple be so negligent. They will go on and and write full length editorials on how removing the headphone jack is a bad thing but nothing on how could Samsung release a phone with this potentially lethal problem.
     
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    none of my co-workers knew about it...

    I was simply saying your comparison to apple and their design flaws was not apples to apples - was apples and oranges.
     
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    Your holding it wrong will not catch anything on fire or damage property.
     
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    What's that got to do with anything I said?

    The media covers what it wants/feels it should.

    You know how many people died or were seriously injured due to faulty vehicle airbags before they were ORDEREDto be recalled?
    I bet not.

    And that issue had far greater consequences than a phone battery.
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    In the end it doesn't matter what comparisons you make.

    It's about exposure.

    It's strange because everyone where I work kept coming up to me asking all about the Samsung recall and wtf was going on with the Note 7.

    I guess I tend to read more tech and consumer articles than many people or their coworkers here.
     
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    I though I read that Samsung is going to disable these Note 7 units from their end to "encourage" users to return them. If they were mailed to the user, seems it would be dangerous to mail the back.
     
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    I know they were urging people to drop by any authorized carrier versus mailing it, but remote kill? That's definitely hardcore serious.
     
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    In fairness, Apple gets too much praise, both the good kind and the bad.
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    There are some stubborn user out there. I know I would never leave it alone while charging. or even not charging.
     
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    Bad praise?
     
  23. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    I believe the fault happens when you charge the phone.
     
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    It's all over the news and you would have known unless you are living under a rock.

    Samsung did the responsible thing and replacing these devices.

    If this has happened to Apple, Apple would most likely ignore the problem and blamed the users.

    Also, what does this have to do with the iPhone and why is it in the iPhone forum?
     

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