Bookie takes wagers on iPhone 4 recall
'Never tell me the odds'
Bookmaker Paddy Power is offering odds of 4:5 that Apple will recall the iPhone 4.
The odds are based on the chance of "Apple's iPhone 4 being totally recalled" and that the recall "must be confirmed by Apple to be due to hardware issue relating to antennae". It also has to take place this year.
Not convinced Apple's going to do it? Then the bookmaker is also offering odds of 10:11 that the iPhone 4 won't be recalled.
On those odds, a £10 stake will net you £18 if there's a recall - or £19.09 if you think that Apple will muddle through without one.
Faites vos jeux, here. ®
Surely a safer bet
does not exist. The odds might not be great but Apple admitting fault does not seem likely so admitting a fault AND shelling out to fix it seems like the kind of thing they might do the day Satan takes up ice skating
Recently spotted in a betting shop (allegedly)
Mysterious man walks in, takes out monogrammed wallet (SJ) and places a hefty wedge of cash on the counter. "I'd like to bet on Apple recalling the iphone 4."
Betting shop staff take the cash, count it and issue the betting slip.
Man walks out, and is heard talking on his (i)phone shortly afterwards "All we need is a few more bets like this and we'll actually make money on a recall! And people will think we really care about them." Chortling maniacally, he walks off.
Yes, I suppose you're right: being unable to use a phone for its intended purpose is pretty minor.
What idiots would put money on a "recall" for a minor usage niggle?
Companies only recall when forced to due to a significant safety defect.
The best people can hope for is normal warranty repair/replace or a repair extension program (SIC) as Apple call it.
There will be no damn recall.
iPhone 4 recalled
I think the obvious solution here is if Apple gives iPhone 4 customers a complimentary rubber bumper. If this truly helps with signal reception, it will surely save the cost of having to recall an entire product line. IMHO.
While I love their products, I do hope Apple steps up on this one.
The iPhone 4 tempting features, HD Video Recording and reviews: