Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Aug 2009 08:47 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Apple I think we just found out why we aren't hearing more stories of exploding and burning iPods. Ken Stanborough had to throw his daughter Ellie's iPod Touch outside, because it got too hot to hold, and he could see vapour. Within 30 seconds, he could see smoke, he heard a pop, and the Touch went 10ft into the air. After contacting Apple, the company denied liability, but offered a refund. However, Apple said that in accepting the money, Stanborough was not allowed to talk about the existence of the agreement - or else Apple would sue him. Update: Apple told Sky News Online that the letter with the gagging order is standard practice.

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by Dr-ROX on Mon 3rd Aug 2009 16:27 UTC
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Good to see someone actually have read the contract before signing. But there may be many people, who did it without looking. So if they blog about theis blown up Apple products, they can get sued. Seems like free word does not exist anymore.

Other thing is - what company makes batteries for Apple? Sony? They had their own Vaio exploding. Maybe Apple should buy details from other companies. Sanyo made good Lithium batteries, as I remember.

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