Aug 20, 2018

'Exploding' iPad prompts Apple shop evacuation

Three Apple employees have been treated for minor injuries after an iPad battery reportedly exploded in an Amsterdam shop. The three staff are believed to have breathed vapours released when the battery caught fire. The incident, on 19 August, led to the shop in Amsterdam's Leidseplein being evacuated and closed. Apple news site 9to5mac said it had seen more incidents of similar faults since the electronics company had started its iPhone battery replacement programme. Apple began the replacement initiative after being criticised for slowing down older iPhones whose batteries were ageing.

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