What will happen to all recalled iPhones?

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  1. XciteMe macrumors 6502

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  4. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    they won't be, but hypothetically, they could be "fixed" and refurbed.
     
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    Think of it like a car recall. When they recall a car, they dont take your car and give you a new one. They fix the problem. If they did recall the phones, they MIGHT just do a simple repair, like put in some kind of internal bumper to fix the signal problem.
     
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    Nothing is official until Apple says it is..... don't be surprised to see NO recall.
     
  7. xtend macrumors regular

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    they'll see if they blend and make new ones out of them :D
     
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    That is what I'd assume they would do.

    If they did a recall, that would be a pretty good use of the phones.
     
  9. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    This.
     
  10. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    Wrong, they did it on the pink fiat 500, because there where flaws in the paint system, so they had no choice than to replace it.
    Having 1.7mln refurbished phones will hurt your market severely, so they could also scrap them. Happens a lot with substandard products. It's just that apple has such a high profile that they would have lots of comments and pr damage.
     
  11. applephysci macrumors regular

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    The difference being that a car is $20000+ and a phone is $200+

    They will most likely swap yours out free for a new (internally bumpered) iPhone and take yours back in for a fix, which they will then sell out to the next batch of customers.

    This is what they did last year when they recalled the iPhone USB power adapter. They allowed one to go online, fill out a swap application, send out a new one with a return-kit to send back the old one.

    They will also likely get your credit card info and hold it until they get back your old iPhone.
     
  12. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    If there is a recall they will probably only replace the antenna, not the phone.
     
  13. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    As you can see, we all agree on exactly what will happen.
     
  14. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    What recall? Please provide source of said recall.
     
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    The irony. Camped out the day before to get my iPhone, and now I'll have to camp out the day before to get it fixed.
     
  17. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Repackaged and sold to Canada.
     
  18. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    Like the recalled rainbow unicorn, we will never see them again and many people will claim they never existed.
     
  19. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    1) They won't be recalled

    2) They will be recalled, and the parts from defective ones will be used in the fixed revision.

    3) They fix your personal phone and send it back
     

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