Watch an Apple iPhone battery explode after a man chews on it

The man reasons that if he can bite on a coin to check if its genuine, why can’t he do the same with a battery.

  • Published: January 24, 2018 10:56 AM IST

In a horrifying yet insensate incident, a man in Nanjing City, China, decided to chomp down on his new iPhone battery to see if it was ok, and the next thing he knows, the battery explodes!

Visiting the Apple store to get a new battery for his iPhone, the man wanted to check the legitimacy of the battery by biting on it. As strange as it sounds, the man as Apple Insider reports, reasoned that if people bite into coins to see if they are genuine, he could do the same thing with this iPhone battery.

Taiwan News also reported that the customer was at the store buying a replacement battery for his iPhone, and that because Chinese electronics stores often carry fake Apple products, the man was probably biting it as a way to test its authenticity.

This may sound like something we are making up, but it really happened, and was caught on one of the security cameras at the Apple Store. And very fortunately, despite the blast that took place just inches from the man’s face, he was not injured. In fact, no one was hurt.

You can see in the video that the man brings an iPhone battery up to his face, then bites it, and as he removes the battery from his mouth, it explodes. We can’t stress enough that while no one was hurt in this incident, this was certainly not a good idea, and you must never try this. This cannot become the next Tide Pod challenge.

  • Published Date: January 24, 2018 10:56 AM IST