Another iPhone 7 explodes and Car Catches Fire

Not even up to one month when a case of new iPhone 7 explosion went viral, another one has occurred this time in Australia. Apple will be hoping this doesn't continue, else they might face the disaster that Samsung faced which led to global recall of Samsung Galaxy Note7 and permanent halt of its production worldwide.

In this latest incident, an iPhone 7 user Mat Jones left his phone under a bunch of clothes in his car as he went for a surfing lesson. But on his return, he surprisingly found his car filled with smoke, 7 News reports. The heated phone ignited and smoked the interior to a crisp.

Charred remains of the iPhone 7: 7 News AU
“Ash was just coming from inside the pants which then, once you unwrapped the pants, the phone was just melting inside of it”, Jones told 7 News. The Surf instructor is now left with no phone, or car, which was badly damaged during the fire.

7 News says that Apple is aware of the incident and will investigate the events that led to the phone’s ignition. The investigation would also determine whether or not the incident was caused by a defective iPhone.

The iPhone 7 was sitting under clothes, and in a car parked at the beach, it is totally possible that the heat building up in the car began to warm the phone up, speeding up the ignition process, and with plenty of fuel to burn, the poor surfer’s clothes.

If you have any phone, regardless of what it is, don’t let it overheat, and definitely do NOT charge it on your bed near a pillow, phones can get really hot if they are charging and end up under a pillow. via source


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    all phone are now forming ghost rider..

  2. Abeg see as person carry him money go buy wahala come put for him head

  3. The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been available for buying in various markets across the world including Taiwan since Sept. 22. Initial reports have revealed that apart from the crackling noise issue while making calls for which Apple will be releasing a software fix soon, the iPhone 8 duo do not have any other major problem. However, people in Taiwan may not be too excited about purchasing an iPhone 8 Plus as a case about its explosion is being reported by Taiwanese media.

  4. According to Taiwanese media, a woman named Wu from Taichung City had purchased the gold variant of the 64 GB iPhone 8 Plus on Sept. 23. The phablet was working fine until Tuesday afternoon, when it exploded while it was kept on charging.

  5. With 70 percent of the battery power left on the iPhone 8 Plus, the woman had kept it for charging by using the original charger. Reports claim that the handset exploded in just 3 minutes. The following images show that the impact of the explosion was such that it separated the display panel from its body.

  6. Reports reveal that the woman has been an iPhone user since iPhone 4 and she has never encountered such a situation before. The Taiwanese media have also claimed that the exploded iPhone 8 Plus has been sent to the factory for investigation.

  7. But why is it that some low end smartphones are not exploding