Euro watchdogs sniffing around exploding iPods

19 August 2009

Your iPhone might turn into this

You might be reading this while dabbing skin cream on to the burns on your legs and wondering where you’ll get a new pair of trousers from after your iPod exploded for no reason while it was nestled in your strides.

It seems that spontaneous combustion of the iPod has happened to enough people to make the European Commission feel a tad concerned and now they’re launching an investigation. Not great publicity for Apple.

Recently, we covered the story of a father who was asked to sign a confidentiality agreement when Apple replaced his daughter’s exploded iPod and another case has been reported in France when an iPod exploded, sending shards into the eyes of a teenager.

An Apple spokesman said: "We are aware of these reports and we are waiting to receive the iPhones from the customers. Until we have the full details, we don't have anything further to add."

Last month, it was revealed that Apple had tried to block of freedom of information request on iPod "burn and fire-related incidences", an 800-page document held by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Would it be churlish of us to say that there’s no smoke without fire at this point? No? Okay.

Hmm, there’s no smoke without fire, eh readers?

TOPICS:   Gadgets   Government


  • Martha F.
    Mine exploded and my head was blown clean off whilst listening to Brian Adams 'Everything I do (I do it for you) I think it might have commite suicide.
  • Probably i.
    Not surprising really... if you buy an 'outer mongolian made in the back of kebab shop that primarily uses labrador meat' charger, chances are your beloved Appley goodness will turn in to vaporised apple sauce anyways. If you spend £300+ on a bit of kit don't be so duck arsed and spend 99p on a charger FFS.
  • Terry B.
    Yeah! *shakes fist*
  • RSG
    retard the ipod blowns up..nothing in direct with the charger stop sticking up for apple..FFS
  • bawbag
    I inserted my iphone up my rectum and was disappointed when it didn't explode.
  • LFC
    Hey Martha, did that happen whilst you were driving your BMW/Audi and drinking a Grande Mocha at the same time?
  • Martha F.
    Nope, but I was licking a skinny Latino.
  • Lumoruk
    I bet they were all using those cheap clear plastic cases from China that stop the heat from dissipating of course none of them will admit it.
  • Martin
    Yeah, because, like, there couldn't possibly be a design fault in a wonderful Apple product now could there fan-boy apple love boys?
  • Me
    Pity they don't all explode. Then, these smug bastards will look where they're walking instead of staring at their beloved iphone/ipod and walking into me.

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