updated 04:50 pm EDT, Thu August 27, 2009
France talks iPhone woes
A regional commercial director for Apple will meet with France's consumer affairs minister on Friday, Reuters reports. The pair are set to discuss a series of incidents, in which the touchscreens on several iPhones allegedly shattered with no obvious cause. At least two such cases have been confirmed, which in both circumstances injured device owners with flying glass.
The minister, Herve Novelli, is acting in response to consumer affairs/anti-fraud directorate's request for details. Novelli will "stress the responsibility held by companies regarding general security requirements when they sell equipment to consumers," according to the minister's office. Apple has already said it is investigating the explosions, though it has also downplayed them as isolated problems. A number of similar iPod incidents have also occurred, however.