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An Overheating iPod Delays Tokyo Commuter Train

Sometimes timing is everything, and in this case it’s very bad for Apple. Last month, in fact, Apple was ordered by Japan’s trade ministry to improve safety warnings over some overheating first generation iPod Nano units that caused minor burn injures in four cases. Three days ago another overheating iPod delayed a rush-hour Tokyo train, Reuters reports.

“When a member of staff went to investigate inside the train, a passenger came over showing him that the iPod she was listening to had burst apart,” the spokesman said, confirming local media reports. He added that there were no reports of injuries.

Apple Japan had no immediate comment.”

It’s not clear what iPod model caused the delay. Could it be another iPod Nano? Because if it were an iPod Touch, I think someone should make an app for that.

[via 9to5mac]

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