“Qantas is seeking advice on whether it should place restrictions on the use of Apple Mac notebooks on its aircraft, following the computer maker’s recall of 1.8 million batteries today,” Dan Warne reports for APC Magazine.
Warne reports, “A Qantas spokesman told APC this afternoon that the company was seeking further information on the precise risk posed by the batteries in Apple PowerBooks and iBooks, and whether they posed the same risk as Dell batteries. ‘We have put limitations on Dell computers and at this stage we are awaiting further information from Apple,’ said the spokesman.”
“Dell seems to be delighted that Apple has recalled the batteries, dedicating a whole post on its Direct2Dell blog commending Apple on the move,” Warne reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Now, if Qantas finds reason to impose restrictions on Apple’s old PowerBooks and iBooks, do you think they would they get it right and allow Apple’s current model lines of unaffected MacBooks and MacBook Pros through?
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