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5th Avenue Apple Store’s Glass Cube Shattered By Snowblower

5th Avenue Apple Store’s Glass Cube Shattered By Snowblower

The glass cube of Apple’s 5th Avenue Store in New York City might look iconic, but there’s one big problem with glass: It shatters. And in the latest wave of polar weather to hit the East Coast, that’s just what happened when a snowblower got too close to the Apple Store.

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The Best Accidental iPod Engraving You’ll Find [Image]

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Be careful what you request on Apple’s website. While you might think you’re passing on the opportunity to get something beautiful engraved on your iPod, you might actually be requesting it.

That’s what happened to one unfortunate redditor who swears he totally didn’t want Apple to engrave anything on his iPod. This joke has been around for years, but it’s still funny, right?

Both Foxconn iPad 2 Factories Exploded For The Same Reason

Both Foxconn iPad 2 Factories Exploded For The Same Reason

Yesterday, we reported about an explosion at a Shanghai iPad 2 factory owned by Foxconn that injured 61 people, some seriously. It’s the second time in the last year an explosion has rocked an iPad 2 factory, and it’s now been seemingly confirmed that both explosions happened for the same reason: a build-up of aluminum dust in the factory area that eventually combusted.

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The iPhone 4 Is The Most Fragile Smartphone… But It’s Still More Reliable Than The Competition

The iPhone 4 Is The Most Fragile Smartphone… But It’s Still More Reliable Than The Competition

Even if Glassgate turns out to be much ado about nothing, the iPhone 4 is a fragile little phone, despite its Gorilla Glass plated front: according to a study by third-party warranty company SquareTrade, the iPhone 4 is the most fragile smartphone that is.

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