Apple Recalls Verizon iPad2

Due to connectivity issues, Apple has issued a limited recall of Verizon iPad 2 units.

"Duplicate MEID codes were flashed onto an extremely small number of iPad units for the Verizon 3G network," an Apple spokeswoman told Reuters, which explains "MEID, which stands for mobile equipment identifier, is a unique number that is used to identify a mobile device when it connects to the network. Two devices cannot have the same MEIDcode."

In an effort to correct this problem Apple is reportedly intercepting shipments from FedEx as they make their way from China.

An Apple store employee said on the Apple rumor site 9 to 5 Mac, “Apple has given all the stores a list of serial numbers to scan, if it’s a match we were told to set aside and ship back to Apple, these are only for Verizon ipads. This was to be done on Monday and continue to scan all shipments thru June 11. I had over one hundred to send back.”

The discussion boards for Apple have numerous reports from customers stating that the Verizon iPads they ordered have been intercepted and sent back to Apple.

One customer wrote, iPad2 makes it all the way from CHINA to within 40 miles of our house and they are returning it to the sender!! In Elk Grove! I called Fedex and they said it was an Apple request. Apple says it's a FedEx problem - and I quote "why would we ask to return your iPad that you have been waiting for". She went on to say that it should be delivered to us in "1-2 days".

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