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Another iPhone catches fire, this time in Brazil

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Another iPhone catches fire, this time in Brazil
While Apple products are generally known for their great build quality, every once in a while, a faulty product that somehow makes it past the company's rigorous quality tests makes headlines. Of course, an isolated case of an accident caused by a misbehaving piece of electronics is by no means a cause for alarm, yet unfortunately, we may be witnessing a pattern forming before our eyes.

The iPhone that self-combusted on board a Sydney-bound airplane was not the only unit to be struck by that unfortunate fate. Reportedly, an iPhone caught fire spontaneously in Brazil while it was charging overnight. The owner of the smartphone, known by the name of Ayla Paulo Mota, says that the accident occurred at dawn on November 22 and that the handset was located dangerously close to her face. 

Fortunately, Ayla has not been harmed in any way, but her iPhone is way beyond repair, as it becomes apparent from the photos. And judging by the molten protective case, it is pretty certain that the accident could have lead to much worse consequences if she wasn't there to unplug the smartphone from the outlet. What exactly caused the phone to catch fire remains unclear.

Thanks goes to our tipster!


Another iPhone catches fire, this time in Brazil
Another iPhone catches fire, this time in Brazil

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posted on 01 Dec 2011, 02:58 5

1. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


damn! thats crazy, if my phone ever exploded, i will chuck it at the wall.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 03:02 13

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


they\'re suicide bombers now i tell you! they know that there\'s 99 unactivated iPhones for them in the next life!

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 03:05 13

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1649; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


LOL the iFlame .. LOL failed

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 03:09 8

4. Bluedroid (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)


Magical indeed...

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 05:43 3

8. SleepingOz (unregistered)


indeed!!

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 03:15 12

5. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


The 4S will be sent back in the past with a time machine...human kind discovers fire. Now all matches.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 03:26 4

6. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


lol hot damn..

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 03:47 11

7. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


''While Apple products are generally known for their great build quality, '' i cant stop lmao-ing :D she should get a nokia or android phone next time

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 05:50 5

9. SleepingOz (unregistered)


iPh-Lame FTW!!!

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 06:26 22

10. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Its not a problem
Its a feature
Patented

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 07:50 3

13. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


LMAO horrible.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 08:29 9

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


yeah right and if your android does the same apple will sue you lol

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 06:41 4

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6114; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Burn baby burn!! iBurn!

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 08:31 7

15. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


again you are charging it wrong !!!

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 08:43 9

16. Fallin (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Is there an app for that?

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 09:02 7

17. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


yeah you can buy it from app store for $9.99

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 09:26

18. cybervlad81 (Posts: 83; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


Well Google, doesn't have to worry about this being they don't actually make any devices. Other manufactures have had similar issues, usually a faulty battery, though it does seem that apple is getting a lot more incidents than the rare fluke. Guess only time will tell.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 09:48

19. sudhar131998 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


hearing of mobile phone bombs terrorists will start buying iphone 4 and 4S for remote activated command bomb.
Like apple said ipod touch was being sold as a portable gaming gadget but now iphones will be bought by terrorists in abudant to kill people and apple will report that shamelessly in their next event i.e the event of the ultimate mobile bomb the iphone 5 bombers edition for 100$ and regular one for 300$

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 10:29 4

20. Q8cavalry (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Iphone is Iterrorist Now

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:11 4

21. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


or, an iJIHAD may occur.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:13 4

22. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Im loving these weekly issues with the iphones, not because i hate them, i think they are good products, but so this can show those sheep who think oh high and mighty of Apple, that Apple products are faulty as other products.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 12:30

23. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1546; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


guess it didnt like that ugly ass case

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 13:05 1

24. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


What an ugly case.....

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 15:03

25. rhurk (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


\"And boom goes the iPhone\"

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 21:47 2

26. madmikepr (Posts: 87; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


i think this is the new way to cancel you contract if you dont pay it well lol xD!!!!!

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 23:18 2

27. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Stop playing with the lighter app on your iFail!

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 08:17

28. kach22 (Posts: 106; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Hey, you are all mistaken. It's not the iPhone that caught fire. It is the protective cover that self combusted. This cover came from Korea and apple cannot take responsibility for korean products. You just need to use, "ibumper"and that cost a mere 40$. It will certainly keep your phone safe from fire for the next six months until an upgraded version of the bumper is released.

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