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06-27-2010, 05:52 PM #1
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)
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06-27-2010, 05:55 PM #2
Wow... Just wow...
06-27-2010, 06:00 PM #3
06-27-2010, 06:02 PM #4
Here is the link to the 'This is Money' article... Still up!
New iPhone4 is facing recall | This is Money
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06-27-2010, 06:02 PM #5
So what does that mean, are they gonna fix it or not!!
06-27-2010, 06:07 PM #6
Something is to be done ....
06-27-2010, 06:08 PM #7
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?
06-27-2010, 06:08 PM #8
I'm getting tired of the iphone problems... Iphone became so boring, I mean its like youre dating a blonde girl that whole village is f*cking
I think i'm gonna get htc for the change and sell my 3GS/4GSuccess is about living life the way you want to live it and having a damn good time doing it.
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06-27-2010, 06:10 PM #9
Apple is going to be like Toyota. Saying sorry to the customers in a tv ad to state they will fix it for you with the warranty or something to get your money worth.
06-27-2010, 06:13 PM #10
My iPhone 4 has no issues whatsoever
No death grip
No sensor issues
If hardware is faulty EVERYONES iPhone would be defective
06-27-2010, 06:15 PM #11
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06-27-2010, 06:22 PM #13
It was posted here to show how a news agency ran with a twitter message and displayed it as actual news. It a post about this news site's huge FAIL.
06-27-2010, 06:25 PM #14
People its a spoof a joke nobody is recalling anything. Calm down every 1
06-27-2010, 06:28 PM #15
Haha. That does fail. But my iPhone 4 doesn't have anything wrong with it at all. I am 100% satisfied with it.
06-27-2010, 06:28 PM #16
I did read the article and I know it's showing the news agency's fail but people will assume it's true
I've been following this site since it started and it has changed a lot and is becoming a site I don't view as much because of front page stories as this one.
This isn't news...it's rumors gone bad
06-27-2010, 06:41 PM #17
If the software update won't fix the problem, then I think a recalled would be smart move by Apple.
06-27-2010, 06:43 PM #18
I don't see a recall coming especially since everyones phone isn't affected.
06-27-2010, 06:43 PM #19
06-27-2010, 06:57 PM #20
Well i think they should first try a software fix and if it doesn't help off course they better recall and make sure this time the Engineer doesn't loose the Iphone in the bar and make all of us loose all the "BARS"