More than 1 million fools are still using Samsung’s potentially explosive Note 7

“The Galaxy Note 7 has harmed people and caused tens, perhaps even hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to users’ property. It burned furniture, floors, cars and even a house,” Zach Epstein reports for BGR.

“The phone has officially been recalled and discontinued, with Samsung warning all owners that they should power down the device immediately and return it to a local retailer at once,” Epstein reports. “There has never been a more serious problem with a smartphone in the history of the industry, and yet many people refuse to turn in their handsets and insist on putting themselves and those around them at risk.”

Epstein reports, “More than 1 million people have yet to return their potentially dangerous Galaxy Note 7 phones, according to [Korea JoongAng Daily]’s sources.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Now, to be fair, this is only because Android users simply aren’t the brightest bulbs in the pack. They populate the left side of the bell curve and therefore should be expected to frequently make poor decisions and arrive at faulty conclusions.

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Poor man’s iPhone: Android on the decline – February 26, 2015
Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones – January 22, 2015
Why Android users can’t have the nicest things – January 5, 2015
iPhone users earn significantly more than those who settle for Android phones – October 8, 2014
Yet more proof that Android is for poor people – June 27, 2014
More proof that Android is for poor people – May 13, 2014
Apple’s iOS dominates in richer countries, Android in poorer regions – March 25, 2014
IDC: Apple iPhone to maintain high value, margins, and market share through 2018 – February 28, 2014
Why Apple’s iPhone keeps raking in the majority of mobile phone profits – March 19, 2014
Apple dominates with 60% share of mobile phone profits – March 18, 2014
Android has the most unit share, but Apple dominates profit share, making more money than all Android smartphone makers combined – November 15, 2013
Android users poorer, shorter, unhealthier, less educated, far less charitable than Apple iPhone users – November 13, 2013
IDC data shows two thirds of Android’s 81% smartphone share are cheap junk phones – November 13, 2013
Apple Maps makes killer comeback as Google Maps loses access to world’s most desirable mobile customers – November 12, 2013
Android phones 3 times more likely than Apple iPhones to have been bought at discount store – August 22, 2013
CIRP: Apple iPhone users are younger, richer, and better educated than those who settle for Samsung knockoff phones – August 19, 2013
Twitter heat map shows iPhone use by the affluent, Android by the poor – June 20, 2013
Apple’s iPhone generates more in carrier fees than rival smartphones – January 30, 2013
Unsurprisingly, survey says Apple’s iOS is highest priority among mobile developers – January 23, 2013
People buy more Android phone units and do less with them vs. Apple’s revolutionary iPhone – November 14, 2012
Study: iPad users more likely to buy – and buy more – online than traditional PC users – September 29, 2011
iPhone users smarter, richer than Android phone users – August 16, 2011
Yankee Group: Apple iPhone owners shop more, buy more, remain more loyal vs. other device users – July 20, 2010
iPhone owners more likely to pay for digital content – November 26, 2009
Study: Apple iPhone users richer, younger, more productive than other so-called ‘smartphone’ users – June 12, 2009
Apple iPhone users buy many more apps, surf the Web much more than other ‘smartphone’ users – March 27, 2009

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Applepostle” for the heads up.]


  1. Self will run riot mixed with stupidity. The goverment should direct all prividers to deny any and all service to these phones. The have the tech to sort it out. Now is the time to use it for the common good. Make the phones useless and most of the anti-vaxxer Samsung users will heed the madate.

  2. I know people who buy a very crappy car that even directly form the dealer, is entering the shop every few months for a repair or stops working during a travel or in a hot day. Even with all those problems, they still buying the same brand every time. It is the same with some 1diots and their android devices, they are in love with the company that treats them like crap, Stockholm syndrome??

  3. And alot of Android / Samsung customers (not the Note 7 keepers) a perfectly fine and intelligent folks who just don’t follow the technologies rabidly like the fanboys and enthusiasts on this and other tech sites (Apple or Samsung or Sony fanboys etc.). A lot of people prefer Android, I know people who got fed up with iPhones and switched to Samsung or other Android and they honestly think Android is better and ahead of Apple’s OS, BASED ON THEIR EXPERIENCE AND PREFERENCE, not relying on MDN style propaganda who reducing them to being idiots because if the phone they prefer.

    1. I agree with you to an extent about broadbrushing ALL Android OS users as idiots. Where I depart on your opinion is about these Note 7 users though. The idea that these people still want to keep a phone that MAY potentially be a health and physical hazard to them and people around them is idiotic. This after a recall and instruction by Samsung to return the phones to the carrier.

  4. Samsung should employ Apple style nag-ware, broadcast messages to Note 7 owners that their phone is a risk and might explode etc. Maybe that would get their attention.

  5. How many of these 1 million deplorables will be on the receiving end of vigilante justice? Will it be acceptable for people to protect their friends and family if one of these bomb phones comes near their sphere? These situations could be just as contentious as when Google Glass users wore their devices in bars.

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