The halo around Apple seem to be fading a lot these days. With every bit of news Apple seem to becoming more evil.
I just read that Apple has asked a owner of an exploding iPod to sign a letter (Gagging order by Apple) stating that they will keep the incident secret.
Ken Stanborough, the father of iPod owner Ellie, was asked to "agree that you will keep the terms and existence of this settlement agreement completely confidential", and that any breach of confidentiality "may result in Apple seeking injunctive relief, damages and legal costs against the defaulting persons or parties", when he asked Apple for refund.
Now you know why you did not hear about exploding iPods (we now know of thanks to Stanborough!) We did hear about exploding iPhones, earlier. I wonder about those heating up iPhone 3GS now. Were they Gagged too?
"I thought it was a very disturbing letter," he said, "They're putting a life sentence on myself, my daughter and Ellie's mum, not to say anything to anyone. If we inadvertently did say anything, no matter what, they would take litigation against us. I thought that was absolutely appalling."
Of course he did not sign the letter allowing Apple to own his family and the dog!
Read more at Times Online