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iPod touch explosion incident cover up

Monday, August 3, 2009  |  3 comments

According to a report in The Times, the father and daughter who were involved in the iPod Touch explosion incident have come out now saying that Apple attempted to silence them by offering them a refund only on the condition that they would not go public about the matter.

Ken Stanborough from Liverpool UK, dropped his daughter Ellie's iPod touch last month, after which it immediately "made a hissing noise" and he added that he "could feel it getting hotter in my hand, and I thought I could see vapour".  Stanborough then quickly threw the iPod touch outside and "within 30 seconds there was a pop, a big puff of smoke and it went 10ft in the air".

After complaining to Argos and Apple, Mr Stanborough received a letter from Apple requesting that he "agree that you will keep the terms and existence of this settlement agreement completely confidential", and that any breach of confidentiality "may result in Apple seeking injunctive relief, damages and legal costs against the defaulting persons or parties".  [via The Times]

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3 Comments:
  • At August 15, 2009 at 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    BRAVO for bringing this up.You are the only ipod-iphone site that didn't try to cover this up too.Well done,
    Stathis  

  • At August 18, 2009 at 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    complete idiots. if it was a one in a million sorta thing how do we know this wasn't caused by some one wanting money? You can't trust companies or customers. The whole world is going to shit!  

  • At April 12, 2010 at 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Are you all on crack? It was on CBC news.  

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