WSJ: No iPhone 4 Recall Coming

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a "person familiar with the matter" has told them that Apple will not be recalling the iPhone 4 and it's faulty antenna tomorrow.

The article also says that instead of the usual 14 weeks of testing, carriers were given far less time and far fewer test devices than usual.

So what will they do instead? Free bumpers? Gift cards? Extended return policy? A gigantic middle finger in the middle of the stage while Jobs pelts the press with rocks? We'll find out tomorrow! [WSJ]

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I made this prediction in another thread:

No "recall", but the addition of antenna issues to warranty service. Bring your phone in if you're having problems. (Not everybody says they are.) You'll get a new phone.

They won't call that a recall. They'll just call it an "expansion of the iPhone warranty". It will be less costly than a full recall, and they won't need to use that word.

This all assumes that those new iPhones that are being talked about with coated metal edges actually exist, and solve the problem, but I believe they do on both counts.