Out of the hundreds of millions of iPods sold, how many have burst into flames? Apple has worked feverishly to suppress an 800-page document by the Consumer Product Safety Commission which detailed iPod overheating problems. ArsTechnica:
It’s unclear whether the 800 pages are comprehensive or whether there’s more. Regardless, they apparently reveal enough to anger a number of victims even more, because the incidents continued long after they reported their own issues to Apple.
In other words, more questions than answers: is it thousands of instances, or excessive detail on a handful of highly public problems? Were the problems sufficient in number for Apple to issue a recall, or for the government to demand a recall? Probably not.