The Daily Mail reported that an iPhone 4 recall is underway, but don’t believe it; a publication’s source was a tweet from a fake Steve Jobs Twitter account that says Apple might have to recall the device. Apple hasn’t declared any plans to recall its new phone.
The tweet says: “We may have to recall the new iPhone. This, I did not expect.”
The Daily Mail quickly published a story yesterday quoting @ceoSteveJobs‘ tweet above. As of this writing, the article has already been deleted but you could still read the story from other sites.
But, however, you can still find other sites that copied the story by typing “Apple iPhone 4: The much-vaunted gadget may be recalled” or “Apple iPhone 4 may be recalled, says Steve Jobs” on Google’s search box.
Everyone are bit surprised after finding out that The Daily Mail ran a story based on a tweet from an account that is so obviously hoax, it’s not the first time something like this has happened. That’s why Twitter takes appropriate actions and strictly implemented a system to verify the accounts of important people and publications.
According from an iPhone insider, iPhone 4′s signal issues observed by the owners appear to be a software issues that an OS update could fix. iOS 4.0.1 is expected to be released early next week.