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Apple iPhone 4S explodes on bedside table in Croatia

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Apple iPhone 4S explodes on bedside table in Croatia
As with any story of an exploding mobile phone, a certain amount of skepticism must be applied when reading about events second (or third) hand. In this case, we cannot tell you to accept it on faith or not, given the other stories of exploding iPhones or iPhones electrocuting (and killing) their owners.

In this case, we do not know for certain if Ljubica Maric, 28, of Zagreb, Croatia, was using the iPhone charger that came with her iPhone 4S. It is apparent though that something was definitely not working 100% this past weekend as her device was on the bedside table charging.

Like most of us, Ljubica charges her phone overnight while sleeping. Her husband and kidswere asleep and the phone rang. She did not awake in time to answer on the first ring. As she was up and about to grab the phone on the second ring, something on the device exploded. The speaker blew out, the glass on the device cracked, and even though the device was in a case, pieces of debris scattered on the table and floor.

The phone still worked though and there were no apparent signs of burning at the electrical outlet. The charger did not appear to be damaged either. Ljubica and her husband Zoran sought a repair under warranty, but the service would only provide a free diagnostic and asked for 1,600 Croatian Kuna ($277) for the repair.

Zoran was less worried about the cost of the repair and more concerned about whether such an incident might happen again, except maybe one of his sons being near the device if it did happen.

This is not the first time we have seen an iPhone explode, or any other device for that matter. In many cases, it has been traced to either a third party battery, or a third party charger. Other circumstances can play a role as well, such as an unstable power supply. In this particular case, we do not have enough information to reach a conclusion either way.

source: 24sata (translated)


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posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:18 7

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Sad. Almost died.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 01:16 1

43. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


u call this explode
"The phone still worked though and there were no apparent signs of burning at the electrical outlet.:

then wat should i call the galaxy phones?
nuclear blast?

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 02:50 6

46. Arslan25 (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)


^apple fa*boy

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:50

48. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


it died of hear attack internal damage

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:18 6

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


mmmm I'd explode inside there too...

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:22 11

4. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


What?

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:42 4

13. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Just make sure you iBag [it], seriously, chick looks rough.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:52

16. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


For real!...nice..lol

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:20 9

3. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Does anyone make a bomb-proof case? Not to protect the phone, but me from my phone.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:23 1

5. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Comment on this post from iPhone 4S while charging it. Fingers crossed :P

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:50 4

15. Damitel (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


I am beginning to sense that something is wrong somewhere: could it be people against Apples that are trying to give them a bad image and execute them with a one sided public opinion or is it Apples. Until I hear a news like this from Americans themselves.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:31 3

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly, notice this isn't happening at all in America? Makes one wonder...

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 23:18 3

41. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


A typical Apple zombie comment. Maybe Apple dumping rejected quality stuff everywhere except America.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 18:05 14

27. promise7 (Posts: 884; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


i agree, that female flight attendant hated apple so much she killed herself to prove it.

great theory...

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 18:27

30. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The same could be said for the Galaxy S 4 exploding in Hong Kong, Galaxy S 3 in Switzerland and HTC One X in Taiwan
Who knows if the phone exploded spontaneously or if the owners deliberately made then explode

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 19:03

33. joey_sfb (Posts: 6030; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I never doubt the unlucky user, these are electrical device and one in the millions is always possible.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:24

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Cue in xperiaDROID.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:27 17

7. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


It's a new feature by apple called Ibomb
It's a way to tell the customer that upgrade. They remotely control these activities. Joke

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:02 1

18. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Atomic bomb is the next Iphone

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:32

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's actually funny +1

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:28

8. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


The phone itself is the problem.
Even if the charger was a POS North Korean knockoff, the phone should be able to regulate when the battery charges and not charges and the voltage flowing into the battery.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:31

9. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Ight switching to land line now *throws away nexus 4

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:35 3

10. sarb009 (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Its time for apple to release next gen mobile phone with name " iBomb ".

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:39 1

11. BattalBoy (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


if im not mistaken the second picture is actually a iphone 3g/3gs dissasembled

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:45 1

14. erikiksaz (Posts: 170; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)


Yeah, that's not a 4 or a 4s.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:13 1

21. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


thats what i thought i didnt see any glass back or front and saw a curved-ish plastic back

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:40 5

12. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


She looks like she needs a good explosion.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:00 4

17. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Al-Qaeda just ordered a batch of them...

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:03 1

19. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Introducing the new iBomb
Will automatically make you spend more money to buy a new phone
By the way , nice thumbnail of this article

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:04

20. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I am an apple fan , I just said my comment for fun

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