iPhone 4 Recall: Should it happen or not?

By Alan Ng - Jul 15, 2010

As the aftermath continues after Consumer Reports recent revelations about the iPhone 4 became public, many users have been wondering if Apple will announce a recall for the iPhone 4 over reception/antenna problems.

We have now learned that Apple are planning a special media press conference this Friday to talk about issues regarding the handset. Whether they had other things to talk about is unknown, but you can bet that these reception/antenna issues will now take center stage on top of anything else.

Would an iPhone 4 recall be too drastic to contemplate? Could you really imagine Apple offering to fix all iPhones free of charge? It wouldn’t be a surprise if they were to offer free bumper cases to users, as means of a way to make this go away quickly.

Apple has taken a bit of a beating over this you have to say. Let us know your thoughts on the whole saga. Should an iPhone 4 recall happen or not?

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Also See: iPhone 4 Recall: Apple Press Conference Start Times (US, UK)

  • Phil

    I don't know why people don't just put the phone in a case. I had bought a nice leather case well before the problems with the phone were announced. With the nice, fashionable leather case on the phone, I haven't had a single problem. Plus, I don't have to worry about having my phone crack if I'm stupid and drop it.

  • Phil

    I don't know why people don't just put the phone in a case. I had bought a nice leather case well before the problems with the phone were announced. With the nice, fashionable leather case on the phone, I haven't had a single problem. Plus, I don't have to worry about having my phone crack if I'm stupid and drop it.

    I think people just enjoy hearing themselves complain. Don't be a fool, wrap your tool (your iphone), and enjoy a beautiful cell phone with stronger reception (than the previous generation).

  • Johnny

    this is a product design failure. The product is flawed and defective. They should offer a refund or a replacement. Obviously a replacement will have the same problems.
    So will it mass refunds all around? of course not because as far as apple is concerned we are holding it wrong and its our fault. I agree with Julie on this, it is totally unacceptable to expect people to pay this much money for a phone which is defective.
    If i bought a car and the lights wouldnt work depending on where your held the steering wheel it would be straight back to the garage under warrantee and fixed. This is totally unacceptable from Apple, I hope they issue a recall and fix it. I cant see this happening though.

  • julie

    the only solution is a recall – i keep getting cut off calls so its not a software issue, i have allready bought the bumper from apples website at £25 so dont want a free one, i have had the bumper on for 5 days now and i have been disconnected from another call today. even if the bumper completely resolved it – this is not acceptable considering the cost of the phone.

    • rob

      "the only solution is a recall – i keep getting cut off calls so its not a software issue, i have allready bought the bumper from apples website at £25 so dont want a free one, i have had the bumper on for 5 days now and i have been disconnected from another call today. even if the bumper completely resolved it – this is not acceptable considering the cost of the phone."

      Just take it back for a refund and buy another phone.