Some older Americans are so frightened of modern technological advances that it seems illogical to the cynical, smart-ass younger generations. But after hearing this next story, we’re starting to understand what they’re talking about.
International newswire Reuters reports Apple is investigating media reports that several iPhones have exploded in Europe, a European Commission spokeswoman said Tuesday. And the fact that the Commission became involved would lead on to believe that this is far more than an urban legend.
The commission, which oversees the safety of consumer products sold in the 27-country bloc, said Apple had described the reported incidents as isolated. Apple said it was aware of the media reports, which include a case in which a teenager in France said he was slightly injured when his iPhone made a hissing noise and shattered, but did not comment on any contacts with the commission.
“Apple has come back to us … and what they’ve said to us is that they consider these are isolated incidents. They don’t consider that there’s a general problem,” commission spokeswoman Helen Kearns told a news briefing.
“They’re trying to get more information on the specific details of those incidents (reported in the media) and they will do tests as necessary to investigate the possible cause,” she said.
A spokesman for Apple Europe Ltd. said:
“We are aware of these (media) reports and we are waiting to receive the iPhones from the customers. Until we have the full details, we don’t have anything further to add.”