Originally Posted by afv011
They do indeed. They get to sweep them under the rug with "you're using it wrong", "here's a sleeve, shut up now" and so on. At least Amazon is replacing the Paperwhites, and you must be living under a rock if you haven't seen the backslash against Amazon for the Paperwhite screen issues.
The Apple maps issue was covered in mainstream media. The New York Times and Wall Street Journal covered it, how much more coverage do you want?
Getting a pass would be news outlets just not mentioning it, or pooh-poohing it.
I haven't seen much coverage of the Paperwhite discolouration issues at all, what coverage there has been has been around the diamond patterns at the bottom of the screen, which are a design 'feature'.