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Apple tried to silence owner of exploding iPod with gagging order

Aug 04, 2009, 18:02 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The case echoes previous circumstances in which Apple attempted to hush up incidents when its devices overheated.

"Ken Stanborough, 47, from Liverpool, dropped his 11-year-old daughter Ellie's iPod Touch last month. "It made a hissing noise," he said. "I could feel it getting hotter in my hand, and I thought I could see vapour". Mr Stanborough said he threw the device out of his back door, where "within 30 seconds there was a pop, a big puff of smoke and it went 10ft in the air"."

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