Christopher Nickson

Christopher Nickson

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Chris Nickson is a journalist who's written extensively about music and related fields. He's the author of more than 30 books, most recently The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music and Solid Air: The Life of John Martyn. His work is published in a number of magazines on a regular basis. After many years living in Seattle, he recently return to England to live.

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Apple is denying that there's been a rash of exploding iPhones in Europe, instead blaming "external force."


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