“All Samsung Electronics Co. Note 7 smartphones will be banned from airline flights beginning Saturday, U.S. officials announced in a decision that significantly expands the restriction on devices linked to almost 100 incidents of overheating and fires,” Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin report for Bloomberg.

MacDailyNews Take: Better late than too late.

“Flight restrictions will be extended to each of the 1.9 million Note 7s sold in the U.S. and the devices won’t be allowed aboard aircraft even if they’ve been shut off once the new rules take effect at noon New York time,” Schlangenstein and Levin report. “‘We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,’ said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. ‘We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident inflight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Samsung had no clue what caused their products to explode, yet shipped replacements anyway, assuring their customers the products were safe.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Now the whole “what kind of Samsung phone is that?” rigmarole begins. Meaning even more gate delays and glares aplenty for those stupid enough to settle for phones from a South Korean dishwasher maker thereby wasting everybody else’s time. Even the fragmandroid settlers will manage to generate the idea that, “Gee, maybe I should finally get a real iPhone, so I can take it on the plane, at least.” After fifteen minutes with one, they’ll never settle for a knockoff again.

Bad, bad, bad news for the oh-so-deserving Samsung.

Samsung’s products are permanently tainted.🙂

It’s best not to mess with karma. – Steve Jobs

Here’s what’s now etched into the collective mind of the public:

A plane full of iPhone users:
iPhone 747

A plane full of Samsung phone users:
Samsung plane

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