MacNN | Vodafone says exploding iPad was older model, not Air
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Vodafone says exploding iPad was older model, not Air
Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 10:48am

The iPad that exploded at an Australia Vodafone store was an older model, and not the iPad Air, according to Vodafone. "It was an earlier generation iPad with Retina display model - not one of the more recently launched devices. Apple is investigating the cause," one spokesperson states. Another comments that "Apple has taken the device for investigation, so we won't know any more until they do."



Some initial reports claimed that the tablet was an Air, though that information was unconfirmed. Had it been an Air, the news could've potentially been damaging to sales, since the Air was only launched November 1st and is moving into the critical holiday shopping season. The issue is likely battery-related; Apple has had to fix overheating batteries for several past products, although such problems are still relatively rare in practice.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Apple Pay, iPad with Touch ID references found in iOS 8.1 beta - 2:10 AM EST
  • Update: iPhone 6, 6 Plus approved in China, debuts October 17 [u] - 12:34 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Project Ara head claims modular smartphone parts 'hot swappable' - 6:38 AM EST
  • Briefly: Cortana adds musical notifications, Chromecast Hulu Plus - 5:26 AM EST
  • Moto 360 users discover battery life gains following software update - 5:18 PM EST
  • South Korean smartphone manufacturer Pantech put up for sale - 5:10 PM EST
  • San Francisco, Los Angeles issue legal threat to ride-sharing services - 4:35 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.