just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to heat issues.
overheats and dies on sunny days. Its new MacBook Pros
apparently at times get hot
enough to boil water -- or your skin. And of course
the company has suffered from infamous reports of iPod Nanos and iPod
fire and exploding.The
latest incident comes from the island nation of Japan. A Tokyo
resident was listening to her first generation iPod Nano (circa 2005)
during her ride aboard Tokyo's Denentoshi train line when disaster
struck.An acrid odor flooded the train card and the staff
was forced to stop the train. According to a spokesman for the
train line, "When a member of staff went to investigate inside
the train, a passenger came over showing him that the iPod she was
listening to had burst apart."The incident occurred
Friday morning at around 8:20 a.m. (12:20 a.m. British time).The
train was delayed for 8 minutes while the stench cleared. For
the busy train line, which serves over 1 million commuters daily,
that's an extremely rare delay -- the average
delay for a train is a scant 20 seconds for some Japanese
railways.Apple is currently in the midst of recalling
first generation iPod Nanos in Japan. Over 60 Japanese
owners have received burns or other injuries -- mostly minor -- from
their products.Unsurprisingly, Apple claims the overheating
units are not its fault at all. Apple is passing the blame on
to a single battery maker, which it says shipped faulty batteries.
It would not reveal who the supplier was, though.
quote: If it gets by Apple's quality control, Apple is just as much to blame as the manufacturer. Now if it was a 3rd party oem battery, that's a whole different story, but we all know Apple doesn't do that.
quote: In this case it isn't Apple's fault, it is the fault of the battery manufacturer used in those products-- which Apple have done the right thing and issued a recall on.
quote: if a Boeing 767 were to spontaneously explode mid-flight and Boeing were to turn around and say that they have a known issue with a specific fuel-tank supplier.Absolutely unacceptable.
quote: Unsurprisingly, Apple claims the overheating units are not its fault at all. Apple is passing the blame on to a single battery maker, which it says shipped faulty batteries. It would not reveal who the supplier was, though.