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Apple iPhone 4S explodes on bedside table in Croatia

0. phoneArena 07 Sep 2013, 16:14 posted on

As with any story of an exploding mobile phone, a certain amount of skepticism must be applied when...

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posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:18 7

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1275; 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: 1826; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


it died of hear attack internal damage

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:18 6

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2124; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


mmmm I'd explode inside there too...

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:22 11

4. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


What?

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:42 4

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2273; 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: 711; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


For real!...nice..lol

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:20 9

3. ocilfa (Posts: 333; 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: 65; 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: 11063; 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: 402; 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: 1139; 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: 2892; 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: 8225; 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 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Atomic bomb is the next Iphone

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:32

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's actually funny +1

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 16:28

8. PK1983 (Posts: 171; 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: 944; 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: 286; 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: 11; 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: 107; 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: 944; 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 (Posts: 2273; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


She looks like she needs a good explosion.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:00 4

17. brrunopt (Posts: 503; 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: 222; 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: 222; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


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

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:19 1

22. scsa852k (Posts: 289; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


As stated in the article,
everyone looks at every phone explosions with skepticism and this case will be no different in the end once they find the cause of explosion.
Whether it's non OEM approved battery, microwaving the phone, etc. There will be a reason.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 18:59 1

31. no_i_dont_think_so (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)


Erm, a non-OEM battery? in an iPhone?

But yeah, I'm skeptical.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:44 1

25. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


U.S. Military to replace ordinance with iBombs.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 17:49

26. sniper1087 (Posts: 365; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Hold on second picture shows a charger, that is not an official apple charger, questioning the validity of the article, seriously after market chargers, never buy them.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 18:09

28. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 628; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


My country as a part of worldwide Apple hysteria. I'm so proud! :-)

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 18:23 3

29. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


look at all the virgins.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 21:11

38. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


ahhaahahaha

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 19:01

32. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1000; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


its not iphone 4S,sounds fishy which one is it?

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 19:09

34. Boybawang (Posts: 39; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


I craved for a super 5000mAh battery. Will I get the better exploding experience??! LOL

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 19:13

35. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)


So what does this whole story mean? The only way to be happy is to know you wont be happy every single day. Lalalalalala.
It sounds better in the original Croatian.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 19:52 2

36. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


If the phone really blewup, one would expect the battery to be damaged. Secondly the screen, internal components and body should show signs of pressure damage from the explosion. Thirdly the phone would not be still functional.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 20:34 2

37. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


I thought Apple's support was top notch, charging someone $277 for a phone that exploded is highway robbery. Obviously there was a defect, Apple should have replaced the phone for free.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 00:13

42. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


You failed to realize that the phone was intact and functional. Again if it really blew up, I expect to see pressure damage from expanding materials. I would also see injuries from the user(s). You may argue that the phone was in a case, however you are dealing with an explosion (expansion). Explosions ffollows the laws of physics and chemistry people.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 09:09 1

47. biggles (Posts: 212; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


I see where they could apply doubt to a cracked screen, but it's a bit difficult for a consumer to blow out their speaker such that pieces of debris are launched from the phone. Maybe it was a power surge rather than a chemical reaction, but either way, if it is a rapid rise in temperature that causes a sudden expansion of material, that qualifies as an explosion. So if it was electrical and of a much smaller scale, the energy released was not enough to fracture the case/frame/glass and send it flying. That doesn't disqualify this as a potential case of an explosion simply because it doesn't meet a more extreme definition by your standards. Sounds to me like Apple trying to weasel out of a legitimate warranty claim.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 13:01

49. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Defective components, regardless of how bad the damage was. Apple should have replaced this phone.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 21:24

39. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Thought it was alarm clock an hammered snooze button is more plausible.

posted on 07 Sep 2013, 22:20

40. Whateverman (Posts: 3195; Member since: 17 May 2009)


So has Apple started investigating why so many of their phones keep exploding? That's the article I'd like to see. Apple seems to be ignoring the problem in hopes thatit will just go away. Well, I'm sure tthey'l issue some kind of statement.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 02:46

44. poping (unregistered)


could be an expanding or swollen battery...

batteries as they grow old may expand or become swollen causing the screen to crack...

macbooks are known to have these problems. apparently, iphones as well...

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2580325?start=15&tstart=0

...

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 02:49

45. poping (unregistered)


https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3718734?start=75&tstart=0

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:24

51. rajcrazy (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Jul 2013)


I think Apple Iphone 4s is one of the best Iphone of 2013,It is really in a great demand, I recently bought Apple Iphone 4s from shopbychoicece in a great deal that is @ Rs.35,990/- after 7% discount, it was my first online shopping and I have great experience and now onwards I prefer online shopping, it really consumes time!!!!!!!!!!!!

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