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    74 64.91%
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    echaos1210's Avatar
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    Default Will the iPhone 4 be recalled?

    I read on a website "BGR" and theres a story with the title

    Why PR is so vital: Apples next move is a lose-lose

    I am very upset if this does come to be true because i still havent gotten an iPhone because I'm waiting for the white iP4 to be released
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    It definitely will not be recalled.
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    I'll choose "Don't Care" as it doesn't effect me
    either way.

    I don't have any issues with my i4, but of
    course if they do have a re-call, I'll definitely
    switch mine out. I always love a fresh new
    device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellotime91 View Post
    It definitely will not be recalled.
    I don't think so either. It's not something that
    will kill people, so I know it'll definitely not be a
    mandatory one if at all.

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    Apple won't recall... too arrogant to admit there is a problem... as evident by Job's "just hold it different" statement.

    I picked up a bumper the other day and I don't experience the signal/antenna issue anyway.
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    No way Apple will recall. And fortunately I have tried replicating this antenna problem and have not been able to do it. No issues here.
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    Not a bone in my body that believes Apple will recall after the way they've claimed there is nothing wrong with the phone.
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    I can see Apple giving out free bumpers and offering to refund the cost of those who have purchased the bumpers already.
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    Eh..Apple's next move should be to make lemonade.

    CR showed them how. Include a bumper with an iphone 4 and all is forgiven for most part. Package it right and consumers will eat it up thinking they're getting more value.

    Make some accessories that work with Bumpers and you got another revenue stream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tredstone View Post
    I can see Apple giving out free bumpers and offering to refund the cost of those who have purchased the bumpers already.
    I reaaaaally like that idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhamilton3 View Post
    I reaaaaally like that idea.
    It makes the most sense, short of a full out recall.

    They should say essentially: our new design has an antenna which may result in signal attenuation. For those in a strong signal area, you are unaffected. For those who are, we are offering a free bumper (or refund to those who have already purchased a bumper as a workaround). In the case that the bumper does not adequately provide a solution, or you do not wish to use a bumper as a remedy, we are offering a full refund even if you are outside the 30 day return window.

    That would be doing the right thing, IMO. Otherwise, let the public crucification (rightfully) continue.
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    Probaly would never happpen , but come up with some sorta non conductive clear coating to put on the attena band ( in manufacturing) to stop the contact from your hand to the attena to stop the problem ( would have to do testing to see what would work best , but i think this is a fairly easy fix)..

    The problem is how would it all work out for the aprox 2 million iphone 4's that have already been sold? Maybe something like you can trade your i4 for one with the new coating ( or something along those lines).. I doubt it will happen , but it would make a lot of people happy ..


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    Oh man, I hope it gets recalled. What would happen if I'm driving my Toyota and using my iPhone 4 at the same time? I think something bad might happen. A hole in the space/time continuum would open up and swallow me whole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
    Oh man, I hope it gets recalled. What would happen if I'm driving my Toyota and using my iPhone 4 at the same time? I think something bad might happen. A hole in the space/time continuum would open up and swallow me whole.
    lolol... hahahahaha ...




    Too funny ....




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    Won't be recalled, but should be recalled.

    I really can't wait for the "fix" to come out so all the people that don't see the issue (when looking at the bars) will suddenly think the update broke their phone when it drops 2 bars in their hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
    Won't be recalled, but should be recalled.

    I really can't wait for the "fix" to come out so all the people that don't see the issue (when looking at the bars) will suddenly think the update broke their phone when it drops 2 bars in their hand.
    Yea J it is going to cause Chaos .....





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    No way. Apple will try to sweep this under the rug.....

    My i4 works great! I can replicate the signal issue but it hasn't effected my calls. Ready for the cherry on top?..............I'M LEFTHANDED!
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    Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of iPhones in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.
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    If there isn't some kind of recall, I expect Apple to give the early adopters of the iPhone 4 a great deal on next year's upgrade......more of a deal than the subsidized pricing.
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    Default some sort of fix, but no recall.

    I could see them doing some sort of factory coating on new ones, and maybe an invisible shield sort of sticker and/or a free bumper for the ones out in the world already. I am personally waiting for Incase to release their slider case, and it isn't an issue on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danredwing View Post
    I could see them doing some sort of factory coating on new ones
    That's not a half bad idea. Then early adopters could trade in their problem phones for the fixed phones. Apple would then repair the problem with the old phones recovered and sell them as refurbs.
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    Default voluntary recall?

    I think that it will be recalled, but only as a settlement to a threatened class action suit. This is going to tarnish the "good guys" image for a while. Quick! Somebody register $Pod, $Phone...
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    By the time this class action lawsuit is settled, the iPhone 10 will be out.
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    i can't replicate the signal loss problem even if i wanted to cause i live in an area of my city where the signal strength is strong at all times cause of there being a tower not more than 90 feet from my front door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lungho View Post
    That's not a half bad idea. Then early adopters could trade in their problem phones for the fixed phones. Apple would then repair the problem with the old phones recovered and sell them as refurbs.
    I mentioned it also ( see my post #12) .. Do you think Apple would ever really consider this though ( i mean adding a factory coating to new ones , and let peeps trade in their uncoated one ??)

    I think it could possibly be a fairly easy way to fix the problem ...





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