I thought fanbois were waving them around to annoy others
apparently is the only way to make sure they're cool!
Apple fanbois around the world are on red alert after one of the latest fruity fondleslabs caught fire and exploded in an Australian Vodafone shop. A demonstration model of the new iPad Air caused a fire so intense that the fire brigade were called. Although no-one was hurt in the fire, fanbois around the world will be sleeping …
apparently is the only way to make sure they're cool!
I though it was Amazon that made the Fire tablets?
No, no, that's a fire sale. Pay attention.
It must be 100% true. The phones could be taken from anywhere, not saying it didn't happen but i would prefer a more reliable source than the Daily Fail.
How apt. Jasper Hamill is the Daily Mail of El Reg reporters, after all...
Still looks fishy to me. The story happened a week ago, there seems to be just the single anonymous source, all the articles use almost the same words and it's apparently the wrong device in the photo. And it's the Daily Fail. I'm going with 'not true' for now!
> Really, Is it that hard?
He is Guardian reader so everything has to handed to him on a plate. He is incapable of looking for himself.
At least it was a really THIN fire, eh?
It was a shiny fire. And extraordinarily high-res.
However, several of the firemen commented that you could get twice the flames for half the price with an Android tablet.
and the flames were rounded off
Similar flames were available on Android but they looked slightly different for legal reasons
I have no fruity devices and no interest in an "fanboi" groupings, but that does seem a bit of a daft dismissal of a device that will sell millions. Surely that's true for just about anything ever - the first version is the game changer; everything that follows are merely refinements
The latest Ford Escort is just a bit better version of a Ford Model T, but plenty of people are still interested in them and certainly doesn't make them "a bit rubbish".
The latest Ford Escort/Orion was worse than a model T in oh so many ways. There was the steer by leaning function - the chassis flexed so bad it was like wing-warping without the wings. The seats had all the appeal of a damp kindergarten waiting room chair. And oh god the engines - CVH aka Clattery Vapid & Harsh or CVS aka Catatonic & Violently Smokey. The gearlever would have been more at home as the twist grip on an elephants colestomy bag. Then there's the body roll - akin to a greased up Hutt dropped off a skate ramp & the body panels that were a total loss if it rained hard. The only part of the bodywork that had any structural integrity whatsoever was the rear spoiler.
The Focus is better but many seem to have sourced their electronics from either Lucas prince of darkness or Renaults spare parts division - a bunch of people that make the coalition government look like Gods on earth.
"The latest Ford Escort/Orion was worse than a model T in oh so many ways."
I recently had the opportunity to drive a model T. You are wrong in oh so many ways.
I am inclined to agree
The only part of my Orion that ever worked was the Fuel Computer. Every other piece of electronics in that mobile pile of rust didn't work properly. Fuel leaks. Windows wouldn't wind. Interior and exterior lighting seemed to be some sort of optional extra. Never noticed the body roll at the time. But that could have been because my shocks were made from solid lumps of steel.
Splendid up to the minute deconstruction of the motor industry there. It's called a Focus these days Grandad.
Still, no fruitiness here either, nor did I ever have any liking for Madonna, so that analogy is perfect!
"I recently had the opportunity to drive a model T."
So true. One needs to relearn driving to get one even crawling
But all Model Ts should be like this IMHO
I've driven both and I'd still buy a model To over a series 5 Orion any day of the week. once you learn the controls the T isn't that hard - just be careful if it acts up on starting -handle kickback on that engine *hurts*. The number of people broke fingers or even arms using handle starts was why the big old engines used a flywheel clutch starter - you turned the flywheel and then clutched it - start a Tiger II on a direct handle and get it wrong and your entire arm would end up somewhere in darkest Wales.
What a wonderful car.
The starter motor (As was common with many Ford cars) used to jam. A hammer kept under the drivers seat would 'unjam' it 99 times out of a 100.
Oh, and a Radio was an optional extra. :)
@Duncant You do know that 'The latest Ford Escort' is now a decade or so old don't you ? Other than pristine ones for vintage collectors and the Cossie variant, provided it's not been ragged, they are a bit rubbish compated to their modern equivalents, made by FMC or not.
I had a Mk1 ('84) Orion Ghia and it was a nice car, like an armchair on wheels, the CVH engine was ok for the time and it had decent styling. Then the Mk2 came out, the soft plastics gave way to cheap hard plastics, the styling was blander, it actually had less equipment than the Mk1 and the CVH engines were being showed up by Vx's OHC engine and others. Then we had the complete and utter train wreck of the 1990 model Escort/Orions. It seems only Ford could turn out progressively worse cars with each new generation.
I actually have a Focus now and it's a decent car but I'm surprised Ford are still in business today considering some of the crap they turned out from the mid 80's up to the late 90's.
Ford has always made cheap, crap cars ... the only reason model T was so successful was because it was way cheaper than anything else on the market at the time.
Don't entirely agree - I've owned a few Mondeos - and although they obviously lack the cache of German brands and arguably are not as long lived/reliable as some Japanese/Korean manufacturers - they've always been fine to drive and I've never had a serious problem. I have just bought a Fiesta ST - and that's great to drive. Tue, I'll have to see how well it lasts over the years - but for the money you pay - I think you get a good deal. Or maybe I'm just being defensive... If you've got plenty of money - or really care that much there are plenty of options available. If you've not - I believer that Ford is among the manufactures that deliver value for money.
Usual lazy mash-up of outsourced stories and re-badged catchphrases. Must be soul-destroying writing this guff day in, day out.
The article or your comment?
Touché - well played!
They failed to mention that a bearded youth wearing a tshirt, with a evil faced green robot printed on the back, had been seen running from the shop just minutes earlier; holding some lighter fuel and a box of matches.....
Linus TORCHvalds? Or Tim BURNERS-Lee?
@Just_this_guy - "Linus TORCHvalds? Or Tim BURNERS-Lee?"
I think he was referring to Jasper Hamill's beard. He's the author of this article.
No, I think it was a teenage boy, his mum and a Terminator
Do you think it could have been fumes,from all the glue
they use to stick the thing together that ignited and
destroyed the unit?...i remember back in my day when
these contraptions were fixed together with screws....
mind you i am going back quite a bit now.
................of Australia went up in flames
"iPad Explodes", blah, blah, ...
"Did I mention I think it's c**!? I now I did in a previous article, but just let me bring it up again because I can't make this article appear anti-Apple enough otherwise".
Oh no! Someone doesn't like iPads! Quick, get the appletards to post anonymously!!
El Reg should implement commentariat's "team" flags.
"I'm on Team Apple/Android/Ubuntu" etc.
I thought that was a lightning port, not firewire.
I think you owe everyone a beer for that one...
Get them while they're hot!
"Weighs a bit less". Really? if the author of this piece lost proportionally the same [bit of] weight I suspect the last rites would be called for…
Jasper's not one to let facts get in the way of a good piece of anti-Appletism
... a Kindle Fire...?
Fahrenheit 451. The temperature at which paper burns.
I wonder what Lithium is capable of?
The shop keep was demonstrating it wrong.
Was the charger and battery made by ACME?
New iPad is on it's way to becoming an Avatar to save us from our evils!
"ACME products? I'm 80% ACME products!"