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  • Daily Mail Fail: UK Paper Falls for Spoof


    The UK's second biggest newspaper, quoting a Twitter feed clearly marked "of course this is a parody account," ran with a report that Apple would be recalling the iPhone 4. After being lampooned in numerous tweets as the "Mail Fail," the story was pulled from the Daily Mail's website, but a screenshot was saved on Nic Dafis's Flickr photostream. The Mail's "Sister Website" ThisIsMoney.co.uk is still running the story as straight news as of this posting. [UPDATE: they finally figured it out.]

    The lede of the Mail's story quoted the ceoSteveJobs tweet in reporting on a possible iPhone 4 recall: "The much-vaunted new iPhone 4 may be recalled, Apple boss Steve jobs revealed last night. Posting a message on the social networking site Twitter, the tycoon said; 'We may have to recall the new iPhone. This, I did not expect." On launch day, ceoSteveJobs featured the joke tweet "I heard the CEO of AT&T got married recently. The service was great but the reception was terrible." That might have been a hint for the Mail's writers.

    Some reports over the weekend held out the hope of a software fix for the so-called "Death Grip" problem, though the Apple Support forum postings reporting that Apple would be releasing an iOS upgrade were quickly deleted, as well as all posts that referred to the deleted posts.

    modified image via Nic Dafis (cc)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Daily Mail Fail: UK Paper Falls for Spoof started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. jetlorider's Avatar
      jetlorider -
      I saw this coming.........miles n miles away. That's why I didn't even bother wasting my time and money on the day this new phone came out.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ealvinito View Post
      I think there needs to be a recall.. I have reception issues and nobody should have to hold a phone a certain way in order to get the right reception. That's BS!!! Anybody who is saying they don't have any problems just cover the bottom left section of the phone where it is split on the side for more than a few seconds your bars will go down for sure. It's a flaw in the design.. FACE IT!!! Trust me I love apple and their products but they screwed this one up bad!! I love my iPhone 4 and the design. Apple needs to fix this. It's not certain batches either I don't believe that, it's all iPhone 4's. RECALL!!!!!
      You got to hold it like Steve in the picture, thats the right way. Thats what he said
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      Apple probably put the flaw in on purpose so they can test/force to adapt the soon to be patented istyle way of holding our iPhones. :P
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Apple. View Post
      My iPhone 4 has no issues whatsoever
      No death grip
      No discoloration
      No sensor issues

      If hardware is faulty EVERYONES iPhone would be defective
      i second that, nothing wrong with mine

      Quote Originally Posted by jetlorider View Post
      I saw this coming.........miles n miles away. That's why I didn't even bother wasting my time and money on the day this new phone came out.
      excuses, some one was being cheap on launch day. lol

      Quote Originally Posted by Brandonii View Post
      Just FaceTimed my wife. If you know what I mean.
      7:27 AM Jun 26th via Twitter for iPhone
      yea me too... lol(if u know whos wife i mean)
    1. Markanthony3211's Avatar
      Markanthony3211 -
      Quote Originally Posted by badass1469 View Post
      i second that, nothing wrong with mine



      excuses, some one was being cheap on launch day. lol



      yea me too... lol(if u know whos wife i mean)
      I third that, mines is flawless. Never had a better phone.
    1. Ace01xc's Avatar
      Ace01xc -
      yes they need look in to thing (mail online)before posting i am not an apple head, but do know apple will not have an recall will just have people exchange there phones
    1. kmac1622's Avatar
      kmac1622 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Apple. View Post
      Why is this site news being filled up with rumors frequently now?
      Steve jobs doesn't even have a Twitter @ceoSteveJobs is a parody account

      This is a false article and was removed for a reason
      Because it isn't true......so why post it?
      I think you misreading what this is about, its about how a Large news company thought all these tweets that almost everyone knows are not true, thought they were true.
    1. DontBplayaHaten's Avatar
      DontBplayaHaten -
      That why i waited i am getting the white one with no problem
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      No problems whatsoever here!!
    1. chris4851's Avatar
      chris4851 -
      I have zero problems with my iphone. Not sure what people are complaining about. I honestly think people just like to complain. 100% happy with my iphone and the other 3 models I have had before this with no issues.
    1. the sr5's Avatar
      the sr5 -
      in a perfect world anything could be fixed with a software update.... but this isnt a perfect world now is it...

      Quote Originally Posted by DontBplayaHaten View Post
      That why i waited i am getting the white one with no problem
      See now thats just racist...... JK
    1. Ganjagreenboy's Avatar
      Ganjagreenboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Apple. View Post
      My iPhone 4 has no issues whatsoever
      No death grip
      No discoloration
      No sensor issues

      If hardware is faulty EVERYONES iPhone would be defective
      im with u buddy my iphone is completly fine! i always have great signal