I swear to God I’m not a tech-head, but this seriously has to be the worst week for Apple in the history of worst weeks.
Christian Science Monitor – iPod Nano, fire starter? That’s the line this week from the Japanese trade ministry, which claims the 2005 iteration of Apple’s pint-sized music player regularly overheats, emits smoke, and even bursts into flame. In a conversation with a reporter from Bloomberg News, spokesman Hiroshi Miyashita said the ministry had documented six incidents of the iPod Nano catching fire, as well as 21 incidents where the iPod Nano overheated and emitted smoke.
All the problems apparently occurred when the iPod Nano was charging, causing at least four people to suffer burns to their hands. “The ministry repeatedly asked Apple Japan to take market measures, such as giving warnings or recalling the products, but it has failed to do so,” a representative told a reporter for a separate wire service earlier today. The ministry has apparently asked Apple to address the complaints by Aug. 4.
From bad to worse to the worstest. Thank god for my Zune…