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Apple iPhone 6 bends, causing a second degree burn on man's leg

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Apple iPhone 6 bends, causing a second degree burn on man's leg
Phillip Lecther was riding a pettiicab when all off a sudden, the vehicle was involved in an accident. Instead of being being ejected from the cab, the force of the accident slammed Lechter against the wall of the cabin he was riding in. This force caused the Apple iPhone 6 in Lechter's front pocket, which was nestled inside a leather case, to bend and catch on fire.

While not every bent phone will puncture the battery, in this case, it did. The subsequent fire caused a second-degree burn on Lechter's leg measuring 11.5cm x 10.5cm in size, surrounded by an area of first-degree burns. Being ensconced in a leather case didn't protect the iPhone 6 from getting bent.

It would seem that if this incident proves anything, it is that a smartphone that bends not only looks pretty bad, it also can cause serious bodily harm to the user. In defense of the iPhone 6, the force of the impact might have damaged other smartphones as well. Unfortunately, because of the previous reports detailing how easily the Apple iPhone 6 Plus bends, the first thing that comes to mind is that the build quality of the iPhone 6 was somehow responsible for what occured.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Geek

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posted on 17 Oct 2014, 20:47 59

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2202; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

This is really bad.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 20:48 4

3. vandroid (Posts: 346; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

This is really bad, but as always theres more to the story we don't know about. I'm going to assume thy damaged their phone and etc.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 20:58 31

9. Jack58221 (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

I was just reading this out loud and my mom pulled out her ipad air. Her tablet was bent from being in her purse even though it was in a case.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 20:59 9

11. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)

in Phil Schiller's words: "Be safe out there"

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 21:02 5

12. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

I'm going to be honest here, at that level of impact, probably any phone is going to be bent pretty badly and probably catch fire too

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 21:22 16

19. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

Apple will be like

You are bending it wrong....!!!

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 21:35 2

27. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

maybe some few 6inch thats it

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 21:37 8

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 23583; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

That's a lie lol. What a coincidence, and you really think we're gonna believe that? Cmon man, get real.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 21:42 1

36. latinlegend (Posts: 35; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)

You sir are a genius. Have a cookie.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 21:50 33

38. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

I don't really get if Apple is involved in this kind of scenario ifans react that it's not true. True there is always 2 sides of the story but if a different OEM experience these they would just say because the build was crap. For them apple can never make a mistake.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 21:55 36

39. datguyglad (Posts: 98; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)

LoL'z typical darkkjedii response. Fanboy to the rescue..!! Of coarse it's a lie right, because it's something negative against Apple. You crack me up darkkjedii..!

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 22:30 3

45. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)

My iPhone 6 doesn't bend or burn in my pocket. How is that happen to this person. I live here in The Philippines where the wearther is 80 degree. And I put case on my iPhone 6 and doing perfect condition and not worried anything about bend.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 22:31 6

46. RobotMan (Posts: 145; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

everybody tell lie except you! Don't thing so.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 22:33 20

47. coolrx (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)

He can use Bendgay to soothe his second degree burn.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 22:46 2

52. TheMoltenD (Posts: 109; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)


posted on 17 Oct 2014, 22:51 22

53. milesboy5 (Posts: 179; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

this guy was in a car accident...read the article

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 23:06 3

55. bendgate (unregistered)

Lmao.... +1.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 23:20 7

58. dimas (Posts: 2466; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

You're trolling right? Either you're stupid or you didn't read the article. I think every phone would be in the same situation if terrible accidents like this happen. This is history learned, and phone manufacturers will come up with better protection for users against battery burns.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 23:37 7

60. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

When was Apple's phone sold as being crash-resistant? Sony sells water-resistant smartphones that Sony asserts comply with a given level of water resistance. Where has Apple made a claim regarding crash resistance about their iToys? Provide a link to an apple.com site, please.

The phone bent and ruptured the battery causing a fire, but it was all based on the crash, not any inherent defect in the phone.

Latest example of click-bait from PA.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 23:40 6

61. Jack58221 (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

She went and got her tablet because I read that out... I had no idea that happened but she said the bend was a few weeks old. I know nothing about Apple. I don't know if it's made from the same material or if the fact it bent was a fluke.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 23:43 4

62. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

Unlike you; he doesn't need to lie because he is not a fanboy.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 23:49 9

63. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

There's no need to feel bad. Even after this incident, I bet that man will still end up buying an iPhone 6, and so will most people even after knowing the horrific build quality of the 6 and 6 plus. Such is the iDrug in the minds of Americans.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 23:52

64. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

Man, you're rich. Mahal nyan eh.

posted on 18 Oct 2014, 00:26 4

67. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

And here goes @aba71983 trolling again. Read the article first. Last time I check it was the 6+ that has issue about bending.

posted on 18 Oct 2014, 00:51 6

70. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

mahal kita... he is immature and a patient of inferiority complex... keeping an iphone mean you are rich? thats pathetic

In my view, keeping an iphone mean you are poor mentally

posted on 18 Oct 2014, 00:58 11

72. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Well to be fair, that wasn't much of an accident that supposedly caused this. The petticab wasn't like totalled or something. Even when I got tboned and my car was written off, the phone in my pocket was fine.

Whiplash level accident that jolts or slams you really shouldn't do this. That's some non durable stuff Apple has here if this story is true. Sounds plausible enough.

posted on 18 Oct 2014, 00:59 1

73. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Not really....

posted on 18 Oct 2014, 03:12 4

80. Jimrod (Posts: 1434; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

I just opened the box on my brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and it was literally folded in half and spewing flames! :(

100% True!

posted on 18 Oct 2014, 03:20 2

83. Jimrod (Posts: 1434; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

Wow, if that's genius then your bar is pretty low.

I'm starting to understand the intellectual capabilities of the Fandroids now... I guess it's actually cruel to try and debate anything with them, should probably just hand them a banjo...

posted on 18 Oct 2014, 04:06 5

84. Exempt1 (unregistered)

It was a lame joke, but I'm pretty sure everyone who hates on Android is because the 'ui is complicated' and 'hard to understand'.... Enjoy your iPad designed by Fisher Price. I don't know how the same ui over the past 8 years has made you stick around. Do you not like change? Do you Enjoy having Apple spoon feed you the one piece of the latest technology one year at a time? I change the design of my Android every month, I even set it up differently depending on where I am and what I am doing. After seeing this years outting from Apple, people calling iOS8 the biggest release yet and calling the new iPads innovative has made me believe that there really is no way for you guys to see past Apple. They have you so locked down in their eco system that it is hilarious to watch. No wonder you think everything is amazing by them, they are two years behind in innovation, and they keep you hungry for more every year. They have you trained to salvate and eat up perfectly on time every year to whatever they show you.

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