From spontaneously combusting iPhones and transparent iPads to Mountain Lion's app-crashing bug, there are never enough hours in the day to cover all of the Apple stories that are floating around the web.

So here's a round up of the fun and fascinating news leftovers for Monday 4 February.

Transparent iPad

Artist Ricardo Afonso has created a design concept for a transparent iPad, demonstrating what he thinks could be the future of mobile devices.

Mashable shared the concept on Friday, noting that transparent screens are not impossible to make. The illustrations show covered areas at the top and bottom of the iPad, where the working parts of the tablet would be located.

However, in order to achieve a transparent iPad design like the one created by Afonso, batteries will need to advance and become smaller, as they won't fit inside the small opaque sections of the tablet.

What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter.

See also: Are transparent displays dumb or brilliant?

Melting iPhone

A woman has claimed that her iPhone battery suddenly overheated and melted into dark liquid, as reported by Business Insider.

According to the iPhone 4S's owner, Shibani Bhujle, Apple is refusing to replace the device, though Apple has yet to comment.

Bhujle says that the phone melted last week while sitting on a coffee table. She explained that the phone's display turned on, then off, and then started to smell like burning. "I picked up my phone and it was very, very hot…I couldn't hold it because it was too hot to touch. I was panicking. I expected it to explode or something."

This isn't the first time an iPhone has apparently spontaneously combusted. Last year, a Florida woman claimed that her iPhone had overheated and melted the floor mat, and just a week later, a 17-year-old said that his iPhone caught fire in his pocket.

Moutain Lion's app-crashing bug

The Next Web has discovered a strange Mountain Lion bug that can crash almost any application on a Mac.

According to the report, if you type 'File:///' (with no quotes and a capital 'F') into almost any app on your Mountain Lion-running Mac, it will crash. A comment on HackerNews reveals that the bug even works in the Mac error reporter.

The issue has been reported to Apple, so it's likely to be fixed in a future patch. Have you experienced the app-crashing bug? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter.

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