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An iPad Air reportedly bursts into flames in Vodafone store

Should have been called it the iPad Fire
Fri Nov 08 2013, 11:29
Apple's iPad Air has a 9.7in Retina display

AN IPAD AIR reportedly exploded in a Vodafone shop in Australia, bursting into flames and causing the store to be exacuated.

News website reported that an iPad Air demo model "burst into flames" inside a Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia. The fire apparently was so severe that the fire brigade had to be called and the store had to be exacuated after filling with smoke, according to a Vodafone representative.

It's unclear what caused the explosion, but reports said that the iPad Air demo unit was charging at the time, with a Vodafone spokesperson claiming that a "burst of flames" appeared from the iPad's Lightning connector port.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, reports added that following the apparent explosion the iPad Air appeared completely destroyed. Thankfully the iPad Air reportedly was the only thing harmed in the explosion and nobody was injured.

Apple has yet to comment on the report, but it's claimed that a representative from the firm went to pick up the exploded iPad for examination to figure out what caused it to catch fire.

This isn't the first we've heard of an Apple device causing a scene. Most recently, in July, reports surfaced that a woman was killed by her iPhone 5 after it electrocuted her while it was charging.

Apple isn't the only culprit, however. Earlier this year we also saw reports about an exploding Samsung Galaxy S4 handset destroying a man's apartment. µ


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