Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Sep 2009 08:50 UTC
Apple The European Union has stated today that it is taking the "exploding" iPhone issues very, very seriously. EU consumer watchdog Meglena Kuneva has explained that if national authorities find out that manufacturing faults are the cause of the issue, the iPhone will face an EU-wide recall.
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Or in other terms.
by theTSF on Tue 29th Sep 2009 11:34 UTC
theTSF
Member since:
2005-09-27

Europe hates American Company and will try anything to keep them out of European countries. So they can live in their new version xenophobia dream.

EU against Microsoft
EU against Intel
EU against Apple

I wouldn't be suppressed if the EU Rigged these phones to explode so they can get an american company out of Europe.

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RE: Or in other terms.
by liamdawe on Tue 29th Sep 2009 11:38 in reply to "Or in other terms."
liamdawe Member since:
2006-07-04

Way to go overboard, i hope that was just a joke, or else your an idiot.

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RE: Or in other terms.
by Budd on Tue 29th Sep 2009 11:41 in reply to "Or in other terms."
Budd Member since:
2005-07-08

It's just procedures.You know,EU has some rules.We call them laws here.

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RE: Or in other terms.
by Stratoukos on Tue 29th Sep 2009 11:50 in reply to "Or in other terms."
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

Exactly. The EU is envisioning a world without operating systems and processors.

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RE[2]: Or in other terms.
by cafeina on Tue 29th Sep 2009 12:09 in reply to "RE: Or in other terms."
cafeina Member since:
2007-11-16

No, EU just tries to keep unsafe products out of market which is a good thing. I can understand it is frustrating if a product you believe in suddenly shows big problems, but safety has higher priority than any other thing. I don't want ANY product to cause ANY injury to me or ANY person, and You?

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RE[2]: Or in other terms.
by mrstep on Tue 29th Sep 2009 13:15 in reply to "RE: Or in other terms."
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

I've heard rumors that gasoline and electricity are next on their list - and it can't happen soon enough!

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RE: Or in other terms.
by SlackerJack on Tue 29th Sep 2009 11:53 in reply to "Or in other terms."
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

That's a bad assumption. The companies that you have mentioned have in some way or other done bad business or have some form of monopoly.

America's own government would and have done the same, so don't turn this into a 'We hate American companies' debate.

These companies have a history of being repeat offenders, by using bad tactics against their competition to gain market share.

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RE: Or in other terms.
by mat69 on Tue 29th Sep 2009 11:56 in reply to "Or in other terms."
mat69 Member since:
2006-03-29

You know that only shows that they try to have a free market. A free market as it was intended by its inventors.

No monopolies and if they are they are not allowed to use their power to wipe off competitors. That is the one side you refer in your post, the side of the companies.

Yet the free market also contains of the consumers and it is only free if everybody has total information as that is not possible it is in the interest of the consumer if the authorities that might have more information act upon that -- second issue.

Bully-actions are bad for a free market no matter if it is about US companies or EU companies like Thysen Krupp, Otis and the elevator-companies that had to pay high fees.

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RE[2]: Or in other terms.
by spiderman on Tue 29th Sep 2009 12:29 in reply to "RE: Or in other terms."
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

You know that only shows that they try to have a free market. A free market as it was intended by its inventors.

Nobody invented the free market. The free market you talk about is actually liberalism and not everyone think it is a good thing.

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RE[2]: Or in other terms.
by nt_jerkface on Tue 29th Sep 2009 14:13 in reply to "RE: Or in other terms."
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

A free market isn't something that is designed, it's what happens naturally. It's a natural system of trade.

You have to try to stamp it out if you want anything else.

Monopolies are not bad when they add value to the lives of consumers. For example in some Alaska towns there is only a single company that will provide air delivery service during the winter months.

Some posters here seem to think that all monopolies should be banned which for many Alaskans would make their lives difficult. Monopolies often exist because consumers are satisfied and competitors see greater benefit in directing capital elsewhere.

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