A man from Atlanta — one David Grimsley — was doing just that. He had his iPhone 6 Plus plugged in the outlet and lying on the bed next to him, when the phone unexpectedly caught on fire, Fox 5 News reports. Suddenly, the man accounts, sparks and flames busted out of the device, prompting him to quickly push the handset off the bed, then off the carpet, until it was lying on the hard floor.
Mr. Grimsley reported the accident to Apple and was quickly sent a brand-new iPhone 6 Plus to replace the overcooked unit, but this doesn't really put the user’s mind at ease. He was disappointed in the fact that Apple showed no concern whether he had been injured in the accident or not, and said that he feels paranoid over recharging his phone now. And, for those who are concerned, Mr. Grimsley did burn his fingers during the ordeal, but has now recovered.
This is not the first account of a spontaneously-combusting smartphone and the issue is brand-agnostic – it has happened to many different classes of devices, made from various manufacturers. However, this is the second report of an iPhone 6 Plus catching fire this month alone – last time, we heard of a man who was forced to take his burning pants off in the middle of a parking lot. Interestingly enough, that also happened in Atlanta.