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iPhone 6 Plus catches fire in man's bed

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iPhone 6 Plus catches fire in man's bed

We live in the age of daily smartphone charges – whether we have a tiny iPhone 4s or a gargantuan Galaxy Note 5, we are very likely to plug in our handsets in the power outlet in the evening, so it would have the juice to keep its lights on throughout the next day. And, being the powerful media devices and smart alarm clocks that they are, we are very probable to have our smartphones positioned close to, or even in our beds as we sleep.

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.

The two main culprits that cause a malfunctioning cellphone battery are physical damage or use of a low quality, unauthorized charger. Of course, there’s always the possibility of having a lemon battery, which still explodes despite the fact that the user has been treating it right. So please, be mindful of how you maintain and where you leave your favorite gadgets!


source: Fox 5 News via Ubergizmo

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posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:19 6

1. villagerguyz (Posts: 91; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


Bashers coming in 3....2...1....

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:21 11

2. sgodsell (Posts: 3257; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


He was looking at too much porn. I guess his iPhone couldn't handle it. ;-)

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:12

21. neela_akaash (Posts: 1114; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Statutory warning:- don't do sex while an iPhone is lying on the bed...

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 14:28

67. ghaniosman (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


awww...is that what happened to u too ?? ;-p

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 12:50

45. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3266; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


wheres samsung they usually jump on this fox news and a barber spreading the word about iphone going up in flames, they should have sent him a galaxy s6 edge plus with wireless charger with later saying must be activated under his name and poof you got a new user with wireless charger pad at work in front of everyone and be able to show it off. lost opportunity sammy

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 20:20 2

60. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


that crap company deserves it!

posted on 01 Jan 2016, 18:51

68. jphillips63 (Posts: 218; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Acer_Predator you're an idiot. Why would anyone think that the mans house could had burned down and or his family could have lost their lives f this had happened. Maybe one day your phone catches fire and kills your entire family including you.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 08:08 1

70. catze86 (Posts: 607; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


It is only happened if he has an iPhone

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:23 8

3. Raito (Posts: 58; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


#grabpopcorn

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 13:10 2

47. Finalflash (Posts: 2779; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Grab an iPhone 6 plus to pop them.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:25 5

4. scarface21173 (Posts: 129; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


To hot to handle lol

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:35 6

7. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


apple don`t use SD810.... or do they?! ...hmmm :)

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 15:43

51. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Were so lucky they dont, If they ever use the SD810, they will sell potencial weapons instead of phones.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:30 12

5. johanbiff (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Apple: you put the charge cable in wrong
consumer: it`s duble-sided...
Apple: your using it wrong

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:55 3

40. catze86 (Posts: 607; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


iPhone is not ready for VR. It will burn your head....hehehehehe

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:31 1

6. legiloca (Posts: 1208; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Taco Bell

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:55 17

9. Talhamid (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Jun 2009)


Android explodes: Android sucks! Fragmentation!!! Insecure!! Low quality!!! The OS causes overheating!! wake up Google you are causing mass genocide!

Apple explodes: Bad charger!! Bad position!! Bad man!! Bad connection!! Bad cable!! Faulty electric work!!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:16 3

13. maherk (Posts: 3420; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


But it is most likely because of a knock off charger.
My cousin's iPhone 6+ caught fire like 2 months ago because she was stupid enough to plug it into a chinese "Apple" battery pack, she paid $50 for it thinking that she is buying an authentic Apple battery pack. The moment she got home, plugged it, and poof, the phone made that magical spark and then died for good.
Even when Apple had nothing to do with this, after going back and forth with them, they ended up sending her a brand new device.
And that's what separates Apple from the rest.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:32 8

16. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Sorry but other manufacturers replace the burnout device as well. There are many stories where a Samsung has exploded/ caught fire it has been replaced for free. Also did your sister have Applecare?

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:26 1

22. maherk (Posts: 3420; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Not in Lebanon. Samsung and LG are know for their subpar customer service. And there is no slight chance for them to replace it if it has been caused my a 3rd party charger.
She is my cousin btw, and yes she did.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:33 4

24. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


AppleCare is always better (and more expensive) than standard warranty. But when I look in my country, Apple isn't that much better with warranty support compared to other manufactures/shops.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:07

19. Nopers (Posts: 139; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


A while ago my sister used a fake Amazon charger and the phone got very hot and the wire burned her arm, luckily she woke up in time to turn it off.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:26 2

27. hwb01 (Posts: 253; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


I saw this story on my local news, it was an official Apple charger. They showed a picture of it.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:49 1

39. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8473; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Dude, the guy wasnt using a knock off charger. Why are you even bringing it up?

Your example doesn't apply. I recall 5 phones catching on fire in 2015 from Apple and only one wasnt using the Apple charger. ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wake up man! As PA states an I agree, such things are platform/brand agnostic.

What they are trying to hide though is the fact that all the phone fires for 2015 at the least were ALL IPHONES...EVERY LAST FIRE PHONE WAS AN IPHONE RELATED INCIDENT.

if you Google Samsung phone catches first, you see 2 stories both involving a galaxy S4. One of the stories was from 2014 and one for 2015, both involving an old phone

Samsung also gave the man a "NEWER" model of the phone, not the same old one like Apple's cheap ass.

$200Billion dollars. This guys livelihood could ave been lost.

Notice...NO APOLOGY FROM APPLE, NO ARE YOU HURT, NO IS ANYTHING DAME. It's more like HERE BOY TAKE THIS NEW PHONE AND STFU. That si basically what they did. I woudl take the phone and tell Apple to shove it up your butt and buy something else.

Any phone can catch on fire. It is an unfortunate occurrence that is rare of ALL BRAND including Apple.

But when it comes to products that catch on fire, Apple leads with both the Mac and iPhone over any other OEM. That is fact that is easily proved.

if you google "laptops catches fire" you will see the very first mentions was Apple and Dell.

If you Google "Smartphone catches fire" - It's Apple first and then Samsung. Samsung tho was an older phone the S4...while for Apple, the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4s, 5, 5s and 6 have all caught fire.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 12:52

46. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3266; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


not really think about the 100 million phones out there using knock off chargers and only a few go bang its just a bad battery

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:56 9

10. Podrick (Posts: 457; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


You're burning it wrong.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:01 3

11. Podrick (Posts: 457; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Quality they say.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:15 6

12. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 234; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


No it's not burned it's a feature that you can make yourself an apple pie but the user is too dumb to know that.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:54 4

30. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Me: #burngate
Apple: No, you're charging it wrong!

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 02:22

63. submar (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


#chargegate

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 02:47 1

65. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Yah! you got the right hashtag.. :)

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:28 3

14. GreenMan (Posts: 936; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Anyone who thinks that Phonearena is basically "iPhoneArena" & have on Apple's parole should read this article with his/her glasses on...

A nice dig BTW!!!

That ought to shut-up iPhans for good!!!

Samsung Phones saves life (Remember Paris Attacks???). What does Apple iPhone do??? It sets itself on fire in jealousy!!!

G'Day!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 18:16

57. catze86 (Posts: 607; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


You are just jealous your nexus is not in that headline, but it was Samsung. hehehehe

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:31

15. Obádárà (Posts: 83; Member since: 02 Nov 2015)


... Well the fault here will lie on the owner. BTW, did isheeps say apple phone can't blow off, this is a hell fire exemplification...

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:39 5

17. submar (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Do you all agree to the theory: Intelligent people are far more fewer than stupid ones???

Than you should know why everybody go get iphone

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:39 3

25. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


Then*

We know which category you fit into.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:59 8

18. SIGPRO (Posts: 1378; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Apple will say.....you were charging it wrong!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:12 3

20. Tejas9 (Posts: 94; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Please patent it...

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:26 2

23. phonehome (Posts: 488; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit copycat (search engine Stella Liebeck for those of you too young to drink coffee)?

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:57

42. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8473; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


But its not the same. This guy says he plugged his phone into the charger and set it next to his bed. It wasn't "in" or "on" the bed. It was on a table next to the bed and 20 mins later it caught on fire through no fault of his own.

Stella, took a hot cup of coffee and placed it between her legs and as the car drove off it spill in her lap giving her 3rd degree burns.

McDonald's was told for years that their coffee is too hot. However, that does not excuse the fact Stella took hot coffee and put it in between her legs. What stupid idiot would do this?

McDonald's refused to pay any money because they were not at fault. She put the coffee in between her legs. SHE DESERVED TO GET BURNED. McDonald's did later settle out for a undisclosed amount which was less than what the lawyers were seeking to hush it up.

Stella and this guy should not even be mentioned together. Stella was stupid and I hope she is where she deserves to be.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:12 3

26. natypes (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Apple is going to sue him now for burning their property. We all know you never actually OWN an iPhone. Should change the name to theirPhone.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:51 2

29. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Haha Apple could sue him for real.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:33

28. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 281; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


I really enjoy eating raspberry cheesecake with a cup of latte machiato

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:25 1

31. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8473; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why do people go to sleep with a phone in the bed? Why do people use electronics in the bed? I refuse too knowing they will get hot sitting on a cloth surface.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 15:49

52. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


I use my laptop to watch Anime almost daily before sleeping and I use it at my bed, I've used the same laptop for 2 years, and never caught up fire.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:29 3

32. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8473; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


PA always tried to minimize the damage.
Yes a phone catching on fire is brand agnostic, but it is the iPhone that leads in phones catching on fire. That is simply fact.

Searching for smartphones catching on fire will land you more hits for the iPhone vs any other brand. That is fact.

Example, Samsung sells over 300M phones per year, The last time I heard one catch on fire was the Galaxy S4. Not saying any others haven't had a similar issue, but I have heard any. In this year alone, I recall 5 stories of an iPhone catching on fire and 4 of them using Apple chargers

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:33 1

33. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Why bother? But PA's not biased at all times.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:59 1

43. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8473; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


In 2015 I think I read 2 articles on PA that were not biased. The majority of them are biased for Apple and against Samsung. Its just fact!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 13:35 2

48. natypes (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


I have hundreds of S4's in the field and haven't had a single fire.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:40 3

34. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8473; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The reason Apple didn't show any real concern for his well-fair is because dare I say it, he's African-American.

The guys says they didn't ask if anything was damaged, or was he hurt or anything. They simply sent him a new phone.

Sad!

Though grant it, others suffer more severe injures, but in the cases to the man who fell from a moving vehicle and his phone bent and caught on fire and gave him 3rd degree burns, and yet Apple didnt even show they cared.

Apple doesn't care, just keep using their cheap Chinese made phone.

The only thing that will move Apple to care? One day someone is goign to have the phone next to their ear and its goign to explode and cause a serious injury. When they person sues Apple for $10M minimum, that is when they will act like they care.

When the cops who got shot and his Samsung slowed the bullet, Samsung sent a representative to the hospital to check on the ware-fare of the person in question. Apple? Nothing.

Apple is like here is a new phone STFU. Yet fools here cheer-lead Apple like they love their customers. Where here is more proof they don't.

Why did they send him only the phone he had? Why not give him the most recent model?

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:49

38. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 359; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


If Apple didn't care, then they wouldn't sent him a new phone.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 11:03 1

44. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8473; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So sending a phone shows you care? The phone was under warranty most likely. They had no choice but to replace it.

FACT - if you buy direct from Appel or a retailer, the phon eis under warrenty for a year unless you buy AppleCare. Hwoever, if you buy your phone via a carrier and you are makign either EIP payments or on contract, the phone is under warranty for 24 months. MOST PEOPLE DONT KNOW THIS

In other words, if his phone was purchase via his carrier, Apple had no choice but to replace it.

It has NOTHING TO do with caring. If you believe that then you have serious problems.

posted on 31 Dec 2015, 02:26 1

64. submar (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


It is Apple's responsibility to send him a phone
but it is up to Apple to choose not to give the victim a damn
Arrogance

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:44 1

35. catze86 (Posts: 607; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Listening Bad Apple by Nomico.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:47 2

36. catze86 (Posts: 607; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Apple 3rd class hardwares with Highclass price

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:48 1

37. catze86 (Posts: 607; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Apple 3rd class hardwares with Highclass price

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:56 1

41. catze86 (Posts: 607; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


iPhone is not ready for VR. It will burn your head....hehehehehe

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 14:15 1

49. Totse2k15 (Posts: 449; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Samsung approved. Time for a new smartphone, iPhone users.

http://bfy.tw/3Vgo

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 14:54

50. p51d007 (Posts: 220; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Word to the wise...NEVER leave a battery charging over night. LiOn batteries are nothing more than tiny BOMBS waiting to go off. Cells must be matched, so they charge evenly. there are current & temperature protection circuits to cut off the current in case of overheating/charging, but they are prone to fail. I NEVER leave a battery charging over night.
It helps that my phone works 24/7 and only needs to be charged a couple hours in the evening to reach full charge, and will with moderate/heavy use last 2-3 days, but, you never want to leave a phone, ipod, laptop, battery powered anything on the charger unsupervised.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 18:07 2

55. catze86 (Posts: 607; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


It is more like Apple product is not as bulletproof as Other OEMs. It is obviously they do dumping system. Sell cheap product with high price.

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