According to a report in, a Vodafone store in Canberra had to be evacuated after an iPad demo model exploded. The report did not identify the iPad model involved, but it was likely an iPad Air.

A Vodafone spokesperson told the website that a burst of flames shot out of the charging port of the device. After the mini explosion, the device continued to spark, while smoke filled the store. Both customers and employees were forced to evacuate.The firebrigade was then called in to clear out the smoke and disable the device. claims an Apple representative visited the store to obtain the charred device in order to determine what caused the fire. Apple has not publicly commented on this incident.

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iPad reportedly bursts into flames in Australian Vodafone store originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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