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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RE: Lithium Ion power batteries
by jackastor on Mon 3rd Aug 2009 18:35 UTC in reply to "Lithium Ion power batteries"
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With all these fire stories for iPods, and laptops of various vendors, inevitably all related to Lithium Ion batteries, it makes me wonder what will happen when there are millions of electric vehicles on the road powered by battery packs that have many thousands of times more energy storage capacity than mere iPods.

That's why the Tesla Roadster has a Lithium battery array the size of a couch, with its own cooling system and fuses between each cell to minimize violent fiery death of passengers. Expensive solution though, so I'm not sure that liquid-cooled iPods will be on the shelves any time soon.

Instead, Apple's new solution will be an adapter that allows the ipod to plug right into your circulatory system so it can convert your blood into fuel.

Edited 2009-08-03 18:41 UTC

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