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Do You Recall These Call Recalls?

Do You Recall These Call Recalls?

Recent reports of the hissing noise made by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)'s new iPhone 7 surfaced earlier this week.

Source: Stephen Hackett, @ismh, the first to note the sound, according to 9to5mac.

According to accounts, the hissing noise derives from the back of the phone, not the speaker. Due to the relatively low number of complaints of hissing, it appears as though Apple manufactured a few faulty devices, and a total product recall is unnecessary at this point.

Nevertheless, the phone industry has had its share of recalls.

It Wouldn't Be The First Time

Last week, SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC KRW5000 (OTC: SSNLF) recalled all Galaxy Note 7 devices released to market before September 15 due to its lithium-ion battery's potential to overheat and catch fire.

Related Link: Samsung Offsetting Recall Costs By Selling Stakes In Other Tech Companies

In 2009, Samsung recalled its Jitterbug cell phones after discovering consumers could experience issues reaching the 911 emergency line. Samsung provided free device upgrades to curb the issue.

That same year, LG recalled its LG 830 Spyder cell phones after a report that the device experienced trouble connecting to the 911 emergency line. According to the recall report, the network had issues “establishing a GPS lock on the phone.”

Just one year prior, Cricket recalled its Cricket EZ cell phones after two reports of audibility issues with 911 calls. In the report, it was cited that the EZ caller may not be able to hear the emergency operator on the other line and vice versa.

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