When this year ends, we’ll be saying goodbye to A LOT. It’s been one of the busiest, craziest years in a very long time, filled with stories that never seem to end. In the tech sphere, that means the never-ending saga of the Galaxy Note 7. But this latest news could be the final nail in the coffin, not only for the phone but this entire ordeal.
Samsung is bricking the phone, which basically means that it will become completely useless and won’t even turn on unless it’s plugged in. They made the announcement earlier in the month, and every carrier seemed to agree that this was the right move. Well, every carrier except Verizon.
Verizon said that they weren’t going to push the bricking update through because they didn’t want to leave their customers without any phone at all. But now the company is saying that they will indeed brick the phone — they’re just going to wait a little bit. “We want to make sure you can contact family, first responders, and emergency medical professionals during the holiday travel season,” Verizon said. So Verizon Note 7 owners will have until January 5, 2017 to get a new phone. It is on that day that Verizon will push out the update that is happening for all other carriers on December 19.
Just remember if you’re traveling home for the holidays, you can’t take the Galaxy Note 7 on an airplane. And come January 5, you’re out of luck. It’s all going to be over COMPLETELY for the Note 7.
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(h/t Tech Crunch; photo via Samsung)