Sorry for sounding like a broken record, pals, but we’re afraid that the European launch of the OnePlus One has been delayed yet again. And if you happen to have the handset on order, you’re probably not going to be best pleased with the reasoning behind it.
You may well be familiar with this logo. It’s know as the ‘CE mark’, and it’s mandatory for many products set to be sold in the EU. Apparently OnePlus didn’t do its research on the topic and decided to change the font used for it when it appears on the back of the device. This is not allowed.
The first shipment of devices was held at customs when a diligent official spotted the infringement, and as such every single device has to now be given a new case with the correct mark on it. OnePlus says that this process could take around two weeks, meaning those with an order are set to be waiting well into July before they can hope to see their brand new smartphone.
If you’ve been following the story of the OnePlus One in recent weeks, you’ll know that this is the second last-minute delay of the month. The first was due to an OpenSSL security flaw which could have left the device’s software open to some seriously nasty, Heartbleed-style viruses. That was a lot more understandable than this, though, we’re sure you’ll agree.