TheStreet.com Rumor: Apple to announce major battery recall

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  1. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    ModNote: Title changed from "Apple iPhone RECALL!!!" to the present, and thread moved to Apple, Internet, and Industry Discussion. Please avoid the urge to cause stampedes with sensationalism. Thanks! ;) --mkrishnan

    "Apple will allegedly announce a problem with its batteries, one that is so serious that the company is considering a massive product recall."

    Doug Kass - RealMoney Silver - TheStreet.com daily trading

    http://www.thestreet.com/story/10431680/1/kass-10-rumors-on-wall-street.html?puc=newshome
     
  2. b1gted macrumors regular

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    Link to source info?

    This is Iphone related how?
     
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    crap just bought mine this weekend and drove 2 hours to get it. Hope they plan on mailing me one. Guess I would just have to wait a while before I can just up and go back...
     
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    It would be so bad for Apple to do this in a massive scale... better in the long run, but horrible press for Apple, unless they can make it sound like it wasn't their fault.
     
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    Doesn't mention iPhone in that rumour - if there is any truth in the rumour at all, it could be any one of their products
     
  7. Charpunk macrumors newbie

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    This topic is horribly misleading.

    It says nothing in the link about the iPhone battery. Not only that, it's listed as a rumor.
     
  8. Seibikitei macrumors member

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    Somehow... I doubt it. Call me crazy but I really don't see a iphone recall happening and even there were, I doubt it would be for the battery. I smell traffic generator...
     
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    true, but reading the rest of the context on item #2, it would seem he's talking about the iphone.
     
  10. circusbass macrumors regular

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    I wonder how credible these Wall Street rumors are. Also the article just said batteries. Not iPhone batteries. Not Macbook batteries. I wouldn't worry until Apple announces something.
     
  11. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm just passing along a Wall Street article. Don't hurt the messenger...
     
  12. circusbass macrumors regular

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    Yeah but only in reference to AT&T gaining an extra year of exclusivity.
     
  13. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i'd wager to say they are more reliable than a rumor on mac rumors. i work in the investment bank industry and this just hit our wire. just keep your eyes and ears open on this....
     
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    It may be credible but it doens't say its iPhone related as your title blatently does. It could be any one of thier products; and based on the fact it ISN'T pinpointing the iPhone in the article I'd almost guess that its NOT iPhone/iPod related. The mention of the iPhone is in a completley unrelated regard (and one that had been mentioned on other sites over the weekend, including this one!)
     
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    well, considering the iphone 3g is the ONLY apple product currently people are complaining about (battery wise).......and the fact that an iphone user who posted here he was burned by the phone (possible battery issues..???) and this news is now circulated world-wide....

    maybe it does pertain to the iphone. why wouldn't it? it seems logical to think it'd apply more-so to the iphone 3G than any other product. if one of you think it doesn't, feel free to offer up some suggestions to what product it could be.
     
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    Last time I checked, people are still complaining about iPod batteries. While these are often misguided claims, reports of problems with MBP batteries expanding and prematurely failing have been substantiated. I already experienced the MBP battery problem, and I will continue to complain about ti since it appears that Apple isn't doing much to rectify the situation.
     
  17. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Not true. there are other products that have had their share of issues with batteries. And Apple has done battery recalls before. It's usually no big deal, and slmot always pertains to a potential safety issue, not because people complain the battery life is too short.


    Not true either. I can think of recent issues with MacBook pros that could certainly warrant a recall.

    In any case, this is still a rumor, and rumors are often wrong. Unless the Consumer Products Safety Commission posts a notice on their site that a recall is about to happen, then there is no recall, plain and simple.

    Apple (and other corporations) don't respond to rumors because it's very easy to throw up a flawed argument like this. We don't work for Apple. We don't know what the problem could be or where, or even if there really IS a problem. Just because we can't point to an issue doesn't mean that it HAS to be the iPhone.

    And the fact is, we simply don't know for certain there's a recall imminent at all. Some self-proclaimed trading "expert" might have overhead something. Or maybe they didn't at all, and it's a short seller trying to make a quick buck that's spreading an unfounded rumor.

    Beside,s there very well COULD be a product that hasn't been seeing any issues at all, but may indeed have really serious problems. If the battery manufacturer discovers a POTENTIAL issue that MAY cause a safety problem, then it's usually good jarma for them to let Apple know about it and get the units replaced BEFORE an issue truly does happen. IF the rumor is true, then getting units replaced before a potentially serious issue actually manifests itself can be a good idea, both economically (0 actual incidents = drastically reduced chance of lawsuits) and PR-wise.
     
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    Yes, but most of these people are complaining about getting perfectly 'normal' life. If Apple was going to fix everything that got complained about around here they'd never get anything done.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 16GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F97 Safari/525.20)

    yes, but a thread title of "Apple iPhone recall?" Would have been far more accurate than the sensationalistic "Apple iPhone RECALL!!!" you posted
     
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    9to5mac.com says the article and the Street have no credibility and are always wrong.
     
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    Get these rumors out of here! Go post them somewhere they belong like MacRum... Oh wait... I thought I was on MacSteveJobsQuotes. My bad. Carry on.
     
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    Yeah, considering what investment banks have done to our economic system lately I'll totally trust that industry... :rolleyes:
     
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    :( i know, sorry.
     

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