“An iPad Air reportedly exploded in a Vodafone shop in Australia, bursting into flames and causing the store to be exacuated,” Carly Page reports for The Inquirer.
“News website news.com.au reported that an iPad Air demo model ‘burst into flames’ inside a Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia,” Page reports. “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.”
Page reports, “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… 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.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Non-standard charger, if we had to guess.
So, did that Vodafone store let the Samsung sales rep set up the iPad Air display?
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