Samsung Pulls Note7 From Production but After a Great Cost to Many
“For the first time in history, airlines specifically warned their passengers against using the phone on board…”. This is crazy!
The summarizes the Samsung Galaxy Note7 case, gives possible reasons on why this could have happened and explains what that means for Samsung and other smartphone producers.
NEWS ANALYSIS: After a series of poorly managed recalls and supply chain problems, Samsung starts to permanently get rid of the dangerous devices, but the cost to all involved is significant.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. When Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note7 back in August, this new smartphone was intended to give the Korean giant a head start on the much anticipated iPhone 7 that was due out the following month. Instead, the Note7 became the definition of a product that should never have been brought to market in the form that it took. For the first time in history, airlines specifically warned their passengers against using the phone on board and television news crews flocked to reports of exploding devices.
And now Samsung is permanently stopping production of the Note7 thanks to too many reports of exploding batteries.
Exactly how this happened is still conjecture. Was Samsung in too much of a rush to beat Apple that it…
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