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Eighth grade student's Apple iPhone bursts into flames while in her pocket

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Eighth grade student's Apple iPhone bursts into flames while in her pocket
Anyone who doubts that the Apple iPhone is still a hot item need only to read this story. This morning, an eighth grader at Kennebunk Middle School in Maine, was walking in the hallway of the school when things got a little warm for her. Apparently, the unnamed student's iPhone burst into flames while still in her pocket. Luckily, she had the presence of mind to "stop, drop and roll", and that maneuver might have prevented her from receiving more serious injuries.

The student still ended up with minor burns and was transported to Southern Maine Medical Center where she was treated and released. Even though she was cleared to return to school, officials there decided to allow her to take the rest of the day off to recover. While no other students were in danger of getting injured, the rest of the student body were told to stay put until the situation was resolved, which it was after 20 minutes.

Back in November 2011, we told you about an iPhone unit that started smoking on a regional flight in Australia, which might have been the result of a problem with the battery on the device. As for today's incident, so far there is no explanation for why the handset burst into flames.

source: PressHerald via BGR

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posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:27 6

1. domfonusr (Posts: 386; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Well, it's not like one more flaming iPhone will change anything, right?

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 11:27

62. techaman (unregistered)


i bet you get this on fox news for them to investigate people being killed by there iphones and kids burned that will kill apple sales. i wonder how much they are paying for them to keep it off the air.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 18:40 1

72. domfonusr (Posts: 386; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Some Fox News anchors, along with Rush Limbaugh, seem to think that the iPhone is a great symbol of conservatism, and that conservative people should pick iPhones because that's just the most American thing to do. I don't know why the media does this kind of garbage... telling their viewers that they should get iPhones because that makes them more 'conservative'. It is really ridiculous. No wonder we don't hear about this kind of thing on Fox News!

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 11:30 2

64. deewinc (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


You must have been one of the guyz who thought, iPhones electrocuting and killing people were as a result of fake accessories. Now that the cases of exploding iphones are being reported in Apple's home country; there you go. o_O

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:31 14

2. E.S.1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Another day another :) .......

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:40 20

10. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


let me finish the sentence - idiot with an iphone....had money to burn, along with their phone...

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:32 1

3. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Hm.. I'm really curious and interested as to knowing the reason it bursted into flames this time. Something's fishy...

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 05:58 1

57. night_elf (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


cheap manifacuting and crapy parts.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:34 17

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


why the hell does a 13 year old have an iPhone?

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:39 6

9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


In California, dumb parents buy their kids iphones quite a bit, then they call in and whine that their kid lost the phone at school...

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:51 11

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 22060; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You live in Maine, this story was about a little girl in Maine. Why on earth did you callout Cali dude? I'm just not understanding that. Am I to believe people in Maine don't buy their kids iPhones?

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:57 6

17. javac (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


didnt you know? all iphones sales come from california alone

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 17:13 1

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 22060; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol rite +1

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 17:39

28. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I live in Cali now and have lived in Maine for many years from about ages 2-21

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 21:46 1

48. Scott93274 (Posts: 5030; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


California locals never refer to their state as "Cali" :P .... absolutely no relevance to the subject matter so I shall shut up now. (Proud Android user)

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 00:48

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 22060; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I know several that do.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 17:40 4

29. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Maine has far less population than Cali - I called out Cali because it happens here, and it does happen else wheres...next time I will call out 48 of the 50 states - my bad :-)

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 22:23

49. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


♪Carlifornia...knows how to farty♪

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:55

16. nothingmuch (Posts: 195; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I know right, iphone's are way to dumbed down for a girl that age! Just kidding :) poor girl

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 17:21

21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14200; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Because she has good tastes?

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 00:56 3

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


its not about good taste, this is called marketing(mind controlling) which is much easier on kids....

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 19:29 9

45. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


no 8-13yr old doesn't need a iPhone. most kids now and days are spoiled rotten

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 14:37

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


so now you have a glimpse where is our entire plannet headed to:-
Slavery to the system willingly

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 01:54

56. Finalflash (Posts: 3216; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


That kinda was the pretend new market for their pretend new product segment with the 5c.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 08:16

58. Ravens (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


Haha I like this question. My question is why does this 13 year old even need a phone. Boy have times changed. I don't know if I'm just old school, But 13 is still not an age I think my kids need such a device haha, unless they plan to pay their own bills. Ya ya, I know the typical arguments like emergencies blah blah, still not convinced though :P

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 09:32 1

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


well i understand why they may need one, if they usually stay at school late or go to friends house and stuff to let their parents know but a feature phone is fine for that they don't need an iPhone

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 11:28 2

63. techaman (unregistered)


all little kids have them now its for music and instagram. adults have android windows ect.

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 14:33

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


fasion :\

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:34 22

5. Insignificant (Posts: 192; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Seems darkjedii was right. iPhones are still the hottest mobiles out.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:36 2

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


lol +1

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