Writing that Amazon blasted iPad with its new Kindle Paperwhite ad, or that the iOS market share is about to explode may be an unfortunate choice of words after reports that an iPad Air did, quite literally, blow up in an Australian mobile phone store this week.
The incident in question occurred in a Vodafone store in Canberra. Although no customers or staff members were injured, the explosion and resulting fire were reportedly so severe that the fire brigade had to be called to fight the smoke and sparks which continued to erupt from the device.
An Apple representative is reported to have visited the store to collect the iPad for testing, although Apple has yet to make an official statement.
We guess a Dell laptop smelling of cat urine is not sounding so bad right about now…
- Source Daily Mail