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APPLE’S iPHONE 6 : FROM BENDGATE TO HAIRGATE

imageCupertino, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Just as Apple’s embarrassing ‘bendgate’ issues were receding from hairlines, er, headlines, a newer – and more painful – problem has emerged regarding its new set of iPhone 6 smartphones: they’re pulling out people’s hair.

Many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users have complained that their hair is getting caught in the shiny new devices when they make phone calls. When they end their calls and pull their phones away from their faces, their beard and head hairs are being pulled away with them.

This design flaw which many are calling ‘hairgate’ has put another dent on Apple’s new babies and may cost the company millions of dollars in lost revenue and potential lawsuits.

Rather than issue a recall of the new phones, Apple has sent a quick-fix email to all iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners urging them to use anti-static shampoos or consider shaving their heads and beards.

The suggestion seems to be working just fine and complaints have been significantly reduced since that email from Apple.

 

APPLE RECALLS ALL iPHONE 6 AND 6 PLUS DUE TO MAJOR DESIGN FLAW

FullSizeRender (4)Cupertino, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – It is not uncommon for car manufacturers to recall specific models of their automobiles due to design flaws or for food manufacturers to recall items that may have been tainted with bacteria or other health hazards.  But tech companies recalling their products is practically unheard of. Until now. And it had to be the biggest and most successful company, Apple.

Just days after it launched its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has issued a major recall of all of the new phones due to a major design flaw. Until yesterday, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been hailed as the best smart phones ever to hit the market.

Today, however, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the recall of all phones sold thus far and said that the company has halted the sale and shipping of the new products.

The reason?  A major design flaw in the packaging. Many customers have complained that when they first opened their iPhone box, the phone slipped out of the box and into the ground, causing the screen of the device to break or result in major dents to the phone. One such incident was even documented on live television when the first Australian to buy the iPhone 6 at an Apple store dropped the device as he opened the box to show his new phone to a television reporter.

The iPhone sits on top of the box, unsecured, resulting in excited customers to accidentally drop the device upon opening the box.

Cook said Apple is deeply embarrassed and promised that all customers who have purchased the new iPhones will get a replacement as soon as the design flaw is fixed. In addition, they will get a free Apple Watch when it comes out early next year.

In the meantime, the backorder and waiting period to get the new phones will be three months, just in time for the Christmas holiday.

 

IN THE PHILIPPINES, THOUSANDS ALREADY LINING UP FOR THE iPHONE 6

imageMakati City, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It hasn’t been quite 48 hours since Apple unveiled the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but already, thousands of Filipinos are lining up to be among the first to own this state-of-the-art mobile phone.

Online orders won’t commence until one minute past midnight on Friday, September 12 while Apple stores won’t strart selling the new phones until September 19.

Two authorized Apple dealers along Ayala Avenue in Makati City have announced that they will have the new phones in stock by September 20. Incidentally, Makati City has recently been named ‘Selfie Capital of the World,’ a title that Filipinos take great pride in.

As of six o’clock this morning, Filipinos have lined up, four-person deep, outside the Apple stores. The lines have extended for miles and miles, all the way to the MRT (Metro Manila’s light railway system) station in Quezon City. To get to the Apple stores in Makati from Quezon City, commuters have to take the MRT train at the Northernmost EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue) station in Quezon City. It’s about 13 kilometers or approximately 8 miles, not including the distance between the Makati EDSA MRT station and the Apple Stores on Ayala Avenue.

The people lining up to buy the new iPhones have only tripled the already long lines of daily commuters trying to get to work or school via the MRT.

It’s really more fun in the Philippines.