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  • jflaherty jflaherty Nov 10, 2013 1:51 AM Flag

    Let the Blame Game begin... iPad Air catches fire in Australia

    iPad Air bursts into flames in Australia store
    Apple is investigating what caused an iPad Air to "explode" in an Australian Vodafone store, prompting a store evacuation last week, a spokesperson from Vodafone acknowledged last week.

    A display model of the iPad Air caught on fire while the tablet was attached to the iPad charging port, Vodafone Australia spokesman Geeke van der Sluis said in an email.

    The Canberra Vodafone store filled with smoke as sparks continued to appear from the charging port after the initial explosion, prompting a call to the fire brigade and a store evacuation. No one was injured.

    The incident happened on October 30, two days before the device was made available for in-store and online purchase in Australia, van der Sluis said.

    In photos posted online by Daily Mail, the iPad Air's Retina screen appears warped and singed from the flames.

    Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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    • "The Canberra Vodafone store filled with smoke as sparks continued to appear from the charging port after the initial explosion, prompting a call to the fire brigade and a store evacuation. No one was injured."
      "In photos posted online by Daily Mail, the iPad Air's Retina screen appears warped and singed from the flames."

      This is pathetic. I thought the Aussies were a tough breed. They called the fire brigade for an electrical short confined to a little device that was only "singed"? If it would have been on someone's lap when it happened it might be good local news. As it was, it should have been a non-event.

 
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