There has been some confusion as to the iPad exploding issue that occurred in Australia, which would have no doubt led to owners of the 5th generation model fearing that theirs could also explode. However, it now seems as though the initial report reports were wrong and that it was in fact an older model.
It is now being reported that it was an older iPad model that exploded and not the Air, which will come as a huge relief to the new owners and Apple, as there could have been fears of a manufacturing issue.
Mashable has learned that Apple is now investigating the cause, although at this moment we cannot be certain if it is the iPad 3 or 4, as all that has been reported was that it was a Retina model, but not the Air.
Apple would not have been happy when they first read reports that an iPad Air had exploded, and would have no doubt feared from the fallout because sales could have been affected. They will be happy that this error was rectified, but will now share concerns with iPad owners.
There is a strong possibility that the exploding iPad could have been the subject of abuse and so led to this issue. However, Apple will still launch an investigation as to why, so we would say try not to worry, as there have not been any other reports.
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