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Another Apple iPhone exploded, literally burning a hole in owner’s pocket

The increasing instances of smartphone explosion are turning into a matter of great concern. After multiple Samsung devices, this is another instance of an Apple iPhone catching flames in its owner’s pant pockets.

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The instances of smartphones exploding has suddenly become dangerously high. After several cases of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones exploding in past one month, a new case of an Apple iPhone 6 Plus exploding has surfaced. According to Darin Hlavaty, a student at Rowan College in Burlington County, New Jersey, his iPhone 6 Plus exploded while it was in his back pocket. The explosion pierced a hole through his jeans, and naturally, the handset was entirely damaged, reports TechTimes. The student noticed smoke coming out of his back pocket, and he realized that his phone was on fire. The publication reports Hlavaty claiming that he had been using the iPhone 6 Plus for just six months now. Also Read - Apple Music Lossless, Spatial Audio features with Dolby Atmos coming soon to India

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“Right as class was starting, my phone started smoking in my pocket. It was a fire,” the student tells 6ABC, adding that he felt a “crazy, hot burning” in his leg. Hlavaty says that his phone had turned super hot so he had to throw it on the floor, and eventually kicked it away because it was on flames. The student also claims that his handset had no issues other than a crack on the screen, which now in retrospect he believes could be the reason for the explosion. However, it is not clear yet what may have caused the explosion. Also Read - Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels go live in 170 countries starting today 

Just a few days ago, another case of an iPhone 7 was reported, where a Reddit user shared a picture of his new iPhone 7 that caught fire. He shared a photo of his burnt up matte black iPhone 7, which according to the user, exploded in transit, unlike Samsung Galaxy Note 7 s popular battery issue. The images posted by the user shows the deformed box inside which the iPhone 7 is claimed to have exploded. So basically, when this user received his delivery of the iPhone, he found it in the burnt state. Something happened between the factory and delivery, is all the phone s owner had to say in his thread on Reddit. ALSO READ: After Samsung Galaxy Note 7, now an Apple iPhone 7 explodes

However, it is important to note that details about the incident are still scarce. There is no comment by Apple on these explosions, and to be fair, these still look like isolated incidents. Up until now, there haven t been many such incidents reported about the iPhone 7. Therefore, this cannot yet be seen as a smartphone defect. ALSO READ: From iPhone 6 to Xiaomi Mi4i, 5 recent instances of smartphones catching fire

Having said that, it is even more dangerous when such incidents are unable to be marked out as defects, and yet cause explosion and damage. This is a matter of great concern, which needs immediate attention. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery issues caused quite a lot of damage since it was rolled out in the market. Consequently, Samsung had to stop the smartphone s sales and begin a recall in order to replace all 2.5 million of Galaxy Note 7 that it had sold. While everyone hoped that would get the issue under control, a Galaxy Note 7 replacement unit marked safe reportedly exploded in China. Fortunately, according to the company s recent claims, after the entire recall and replacement procedure, presently, over 1 million people globally are using the Galaxy Note 7 handsets that are marked safe . These smartphone have been checked and their batteries are no longer vulnerable to overheating or catching fire. ALSO READ: Galaxy Note 7 battery fiasco: Samsung claims over 1 million people are using Note 7 units that are marked safe

Image Credits: 6ABC

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  • Published Date: October 4, 2016 5:54 PM IST


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