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iPhone 4's USB port catches on fire and subsequently melts cable

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iPhone 4's USB port catches on fire and subsequently melts cable
iPhone 4's USB port catches on fire and subsequently melts cable
Being one of the world's most popular smartphones definitely has some advantages, but equally at the same time, problems or issues found on them could substantially be intensified far more than on other devices. This isn't the first time we've heard about exploding iPhones, but now there are images that show the aftermath of an iPhone 4 catching on fire and subsequently burning the owner's hand in the process. BGR received some photos that show an iPhone 4's USB port and cable singed after a fire apparently occurred while it was hooked up to a computer. Their AT&T connection did mention that the whole thing happened due to a defective USB port and not simply by some sort of user error. The heat generated was hot enough to burn the hand of the owner as he attempted to grasp it – and as you can tell from the photo, the cord easily melted while a slight burn mark can be found on the phone's USB port. Although this is so far an isolated event, we'll have to wait and see what the final verdict is when Apple looks into it.

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source: BGR

iPhone 4's USB port catches on fire and subsequently melts cable

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. PHONE_GEEK (Posts: 52; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


knew something like this would happen to the iPhone....... Android or Blackberry all da way

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 18:46

6. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


+1

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 19:43

11. testman22 (Posts: 338; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


just add another tally to the list of iphone malfunctions.

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 08:28

36. deago78 (Posts: 160; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I'm sure you just "knew" something would happen to the iPhone. Thanks Nastradamus.

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 10:35

42. tuminatr (Posts: 814; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


its because the IPhone is the smart phone for dumb people

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 11:31

49. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Im just wondering, what way do I have to hold my phone now?

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 11:55

52. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Idiocracy reigns supreme around here.

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 13:31

57. tallica05 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Dec 2009)


DROID raigns supreme around her actually... Iphone has its time to shine now its just a fancy paper weight... ( not reccomended to be used as a paper weight either cause will cause fires due to issues with extreme heat) -1 hova -1

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 13:35

58. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


You'da been better of a stain on the sheets.

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 13:48

59. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Ouch haha

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 13:51

60. tallica05 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Dec 2009)


I see like the stain i left on your moms dress last night... Hova i am your father... But im to ashamed to admit it in public cause your an embarresment to your mother and i. She wishes youd just kill yourself..

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 14:24

62. dongdou (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 Jan 2009)


+1 hova your a tool.

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 17:07

70. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


tallica, you made me laugh out loud. +1

posted on 10 Jul 2010, 17:47

80. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)


lol +1 tallica05

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 18:26

2. breal525 (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 May 2010)


It was probably a Mac computer as well...

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 12:11

53. markemark11 (Posts: 47; Member since: 07 Jan 2010)


+1

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 15:45

68. Cazwell (Posts: 27; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


I'm a huge Android fan and I still love my iMac & MacBook... as long as they play nice, I'll continue to support both brands!

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 18:32

3. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! crApple please continue in showing the public how BAD your "product" actually is because it is sooo entertaining!!!

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 18:43

4. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Will this be the largest recall of the cellular history? Antenna first, then the USB melt down?? Let's see a software fix for this melt down LOL

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 18:47

7. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


it actually caught fire due to the way the user was holding the phone prior to plugging it in. Had he held it upside down while touching his left foot to a rubber isolator; this wouldn't have happened.

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 20:20

13. rfrapp (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


Why do other devices not burst into flames when held in the same way as the iphone 4? So is apple going to tell us how to hold the phone when we plug it in too? I know your name is BlackberryUser, but dang, you sound like such an apple fanboy.

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 20:27

15. Lucas (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jul 2010)


So, there's a certain way to hold it to plug it in now, too? Holy cow...

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 22:13

20. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Turns out our formula for determining how much amperage should be delivered to the phone was totally wrong. Oops, our bad.

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 01:21

28. bolqr (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jul 2010)


He just kidding! ;)

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 07:07

31. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


rfrapp, the word of the day is sarcasm.

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 10:56

43. pouxonu (unregistered)


and also dont forget having to use google earth to know which direction to face depending on the time of day and based on where you are in accordance to the sun and being positioned 16.753927998431725 degrees west of the equator on a tuseday hahahahahahahahahahahaha apple sucks !!!!!!!

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 11:33

50. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Wow at these people for not understanding sarcasm, I guess Apple really has its hooks in deep that people are really looking for a way to avoid the iminent danger of "iPhone 4saurous"

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 18:43

5. jherz6 (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 May 2008)


Anyone think phone arena should rethink there rating of 9.5? I sure do. Who wants to buy a device thats a potential safety hazard. Lets not even talk about the functionality issue's, Maybe that's why VZW didn't get the iphone, there standards for new devices are pretty high, and maybe they saw the issues and didn't want the headache.

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 18:48

8. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


I think this phone is a solid 9.5 personally.... Well on a scale of 1 to 100.

posted on 09 Jul 2010, 12:28

55. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


lol

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