Experts: iPhone Recall ‘Inevitable’

How damning is Consumer Reports' decision to withdraw its recommendation of the iPhone 4 due to the hardware flaw that causes the external antenna to drop calls? “Apple will be forced to do a recall of this product,” PR expert Matthew Seeger tells, while Dr. Larry Barton tells the website that “there has to be a military-like response to this issue.” Others agree: C-Net’s Molly Wood is also calling for a recall, saying it must replace the current phones with new phones with properly coated antennas. “Yes, it would be expensive and unprecedented,” she argues. “But wow, would it win back some flagging hearts and minds.”