Verizon iPads recalled by Apple
Apple has confirmed it has recalled an unspecified number of its iPad 2 tablets in the US with the Verizon-carried devices reportedly suffering connectivity issues.
Following reports last week that the Cupertino tech giant has been halting shipments of its market-dominating tablet mid-transit from production plants in China, Apple has now confirmed that “an extremely small number” of iPad 2 tablets are now being recalled.
“Duplicate MEID codes were flashed onto an extremely small number of iPad units for the Verizon 3G network,” announced an Apple spokesperson confirming the product recall. MEID codes are a supposed one-of-a-kind numerical code used to identify a device when securing its connection to a CDMA network.
“Apple has given all the stores a list of serial numbers to scan, if it’s a match we were told to set aside and ship back to Apple, these are only for Verizon iPads,” said an Apple store employee in the US. “This was to be done on Monday and continue to scan all shipments thru June 11. I had over one hundred to send back.”
Whilst Apple has failed to reveal exactly how many devices have been recalled, the issue which only affects users of the Verizon tied tablet will see users who have bought a faulty unit given a free replacement.
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