The iPad Air is no doubt Apple’s best iPad, yet – it’s sleek and gorgeous and powered with the best in-class hardware, it’s a gadget everyone wants! However, after reading this, some might be a little skeptical about the iPad Air. According to a report in an Australian newspaper, an iPad Air exploded into flames at a Vodafone retail store in Canberra, Australia.
The iPad Air which exploded was a demo model used to show potential customers who visited the store. It wasn’t a minor explosion, it caused a fire which lead to evacuation of the store after which the fire department had to take control of the scene. A Vodafone spokesperson confirmed that a “burst of flames” shot out of the iPad Air’s charging port while tablet was sitting unused. The iPad Air continued to burn until the fire department arrived to extinguish the fire.
Apple hasn’t said much on the incident, however it is said that an Apple rep visited the store and collected the iPad for further inspection. We hope this was a one off incident and we won’t see any repeats, anywhere.