With gadgets that are fitted with batteries, you always run into the risk of those batteries not playing nice, and ultimately deciding to malfunction in a number of ways. The most “popular” method is simply blowing up, often times bursting into flames. It seems like this kind of unfortunate circumstance has once again happened, this time, to a demo iPad in Australia.
The iPad that suddenly burst into flames was sitting in a Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia, which just so happened to be a demo unit that was on display for anyone who would like to give the tablet a test run the ability to do so. A Vodafone spokesperson spoke with News.com.au about the incident, which took place earlier this week. As a result of the sudden combustion, the Vodafone store was evacuated of all employees and customers, although no injuries were reported.
According to the report, once firefighters entered the building, sparks were discovered coming from the iPad’s charging port. Unfortunately, the exact iPad model wasn’t disclosed. Seeing how Apple is currently selling the iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina display, chances of knowing which iPad suddenly burst into flames is 1 out of 4.