Mail Online caught out by fake Steve Jobs tweet about iPhone 4 recall

Mail Online, the website of the Daily Mail, seems to have been caught out by a message posted to Twitter by a fake Steve Jobs account stating that new version of the iPhone may have to be recalled.

Sensing a potentially hot story Mail Online followed up the Twitter message by posting a story saying the ‘much-vaunted’new smartphone may be recalled ‘Apple boss Steve Jobs revealed last night”.

According the TheWall blog, Mail Online repeated the @CEOSteveJobs Twitter message, which stated: ‘We may have to recall the new iPhone. This, I did not expect”.

However, it seems to have overlooked the details on the @CEOSteveJobs account as its states ‘Of course this is a parody account” and contains a series of other messages which could draw doubts as to its authenticity, including: ‘Just FaceTimed my wife. If you know what I mean.”

Users of the iPhone 4 have been experiencing a series of technical problems with the new devise since it was launched earlier this month, which led to Mail’s story.

The article has since been removed from the Mail Online website.

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