‘We Couldn’t Make This Up’ Dept: Overheating Apple iPod Stops Tokyo Rush Hour Train

16149_Japan_Ipod_Train Poor Apple, first AntennaGate, now this. Last week, Apple Japan began offering customers iPod nano replacements, giving in to local government demands to better address an overheating battery issue affecting Apple's first generation iPod nano players. Then Friday morning a busy rush-hour commuter train was stopped in Tokyo to investigate a smell. According to a spokesman, "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." No injuries were reported and the exact iPod model is still unknown.

Via engadget.com

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