IPhone 4 recall rumors just increased with a Steve Jobs Twitter post. The iPhone 4 recall rumors might even be traced to CEO Steve Jobs, who took to his own Twitter account on Saturday to partially address his thoughts on the situation. The exact words that Steve Jobs went with were, “We may have to recall the new iPhone. This, I did not expect.” That might come as a surprise to Apple stockholders, as well as a turn in the wrong direction for those who have purchased the new iPhone 4 early in its release. Jobs posted again this morning, going with “iPhone 4: Reinventing the way you hold your phone, again”, which is a big step away from what he had been saying.
An iPhone 4 recall wouldn’t be the worst news that Apple has ever expressed, and it also might not come as a surprise to many of the iPhone 3G owners who experienced the severe battery problems associated with that model. According to a store employee in Spokane, Washington, many users had been forced to send in their iPhone 3G’s in order to have the internal battery replaced. The problem stemmed from the battery being seemingly full charged, and then shutting down for an undetermined reason. The rumor had been that the new upgrades to the iPhone 3G processor just proved to be too much for the battery, and that it couldn’t keep up while trying to cool down the phone in use. Those keeping a close eye on the iPhone 4 release got understandably excited when it was stated that a new battery would go into the new model.
Rumors about signal strength as well as use have started the new Apple iPhone 4 on the wrong road very early, and there haven’t been a lot of answers from Apple as to what might be going wrong. These problems are quickly taking away from the buzz that the new Apple iPhone 4 had created with first pre-sales and then with record setting first day sales of the product. It will be very interesting to see how Apple ultimately addresses the issues with the phone, and that if the Twitter post from Steve Jobs is just the first rumor confirmation that a massive recall is about to take place. By now we are probably talking about more than two million iPhone 4 units that have been sold, with an undetermined number that have already been shipped to consumers. Stay tuned, because news on the Apple iPhone 4 appears as though it will get worse before it gets better.
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