Paper quotes (fake) Steve Jobs suggesting iPhone 4 recall

The Daily Mail declares that the iPhone 4 may be recalled. However, the tweet that is said to prove this comes from a fake, not real Steve Jobs.

I once spent considerable hours chatting to a woman in a Singapore bar. Her brother later informed me she was a man. As well as a woman. We all do make terrible mistakes. We all spend our lives desperate not to be fooled.

So I am showering in sympathy for the Daily Mail, which was reportedly fooled into declaring that the iPhone 4 may be recalled.

TheNextWeb could scarcely trust its vision when it read in one of the U.K.'s more interesting newspapers that Steve Jobs himself had tweeted: "We may have to recall the new iPhone. This, I did not expect."

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Though the article has since been removed, TheNextWeb shows that the original headline was "Apple boss Steve Jobs reveals iPhone 4 may be recalled."

The purported recall seems to have been something to do with the alleged antenna problem that seems to have particularly offended left-handed people.

It should be pointed out that, unlike some Twitter accounts, Twitter.com/ceoSteveJobs is remarkably clear that these might not be the words, thoughts and musings of Apple's CEO.

It declares: "I don't care what you think of me. You care what I think of you. Of course this is a parody account."

Indeed, it might have been something of a clue that on Saturday, he tweeted: "Oh, yeah, everyone's been holding the mouse wrong too." And on Friday, he offered: "People who live in houses shouldn't throw glass phones."

But perhaps the biggest clue might have been given by the number of followers this fake Steve enjoys. Yes, a mere 101,829. If this was the real Twitter account of the real Steve Jobs, surely there might be a few more fanpersons than that.

 

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