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iPhone spontaneously combusts and lays waste to car seat

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iPhone spontaneously combusts and lays waste to car seat
We're accustomed to hearing stories about how cell phone batteries explode and cause major damage to their surroundings. And even the variety of iPhone variants have their unique stories about overheating and the ramifications of it. Now we're hearing a story about how an iPhone 3G spontaneously combusted and totally ruined a car seat. Granted though the car itself wasn't extremely damaged from the incident, the pictures show how the passenger's seat took most of the punishment. It looks as though the owner left it in his car unattended and did not have it connected to a charger. He later returned to only see black smoke emanating from his vehicle and with the ruins of the disaster left over. It seems that the iPhone may have caught fire at some point and slowly burned away. Who knows what could've been the sole cause of the accident, but maybe the battery and other components contributed to it slowly melting and burning up. The owner plans on taking up the issue with Apple and his wireless carrier.

source: iPhone Nieuws Blog via Gizmodo

iPhone spontaneously combusts and lays waste to car seat
iPhone spontaneously combusts and lays waste to car seat

iPhone spontaneously combusts and lays waste to car seat

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43 1

1. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)


The iPhone is Apples hottest product! ROTFLMAO!!

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 15:14

17. Striker13084 (Posts: 128; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


It's ok his insurance wil cover his phone, oh wait no it wont!

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 00:37

2. tmofanboy432 (Posts: 139; Member since: 12 Jan 2009)


omg thats crazy that person could have been dead if he or she was holding that

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 03:48

3. Arielnyc2006 (unregistered)


I doubt that, it didn't explode like a grenade, it just started to smolder and the seat caught fire.

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 04:05

4. mickuza (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Jul 2009)


I want to know what condition makes this happen.

posted on 31 Oct 2009, 20:53

21. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


Leaving it in your car like a motard. Did anyone think to ask how hot the weather was?

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 04:28

5. MTLance (unregistered)


Maybe the owner disrespect the iPhone and the iPhone decided to suicide? And I think people gotta treasure their iPhones more if they have one. (Copying The Onion style)

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 06:39

6. VZWEMP (Posts: 142; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


It was all that copy and pasting he or she was doing....you have to pace yourselves people!!!!

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 08:18

7. Shelbz (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


It was questioned in the disappearance of the iPhone prototype just moments before it "spontaneously combusted"

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 09:14

8. ssdd (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Aug 2009)


This appears to be a quickfire trapped in an iphone's body.

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 10:58

9. killingthemonk (Posts: 52; Member since: 19 Feb 2009)


Have you heard about the new Apple weapons development contract?

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 11:10

10. spo (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Apr 2009)


that was a prototype that Apple was working on based on its anti-theft technology it filed for a patent for. It thought someone was trying to steal it. It sent out a GPS signal of it's location then self-destructed to protect the owners data. It's quite brilliant. "Who cares about the seat in my car. I'm just glad I can rest easily knowing that my friends phone numbers, steamy text messages and my Facebook homepage haven't fallen into the wrong hands. It's just a seat; isn't that why we have car insurance anyway?" Go Apple!!

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 13:33

11. zer071 (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 May 2009)


your iphone will self destruct in 5...4...3...2...1......

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 14:43

15. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


BOOM. lucky guy not in car seat not so much.

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 14:08

12. vzwemp87 (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


Would you like your iPhone to self destruct.......we have an app for that!

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 14:18

13. 12nwcollins (Posts: 5; Member since: 14 Mar 2009)


I read an article on MSNBC that said Apple was trying to hide the fact that not only iPhones, but the entire iPod lineup was having these problems, especially the new Shuffles. Although they weren't this severe.

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 14:37

14. dougiedoug24 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


how do you think the apple goofballs are gonna blame this on microsoft?

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 14:50

16. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Wow you are all crazy

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 16:11

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


FIRST OFF Why would an iPhone have BELKIN in bold letters written on it? And wouldnt it HAVE to be connected to a charger to combust, 10$ sais he removed evedence from the scene, after forkin over 300$ for a 3rd Gen iPhone, he couldnt afford to lose..Be honest after 3 iPhones the kid was broke and bought a Wal-Mart charger (look at the car...its no Lexus)...Sounds like theyre rolling back iPhones at wally world..He should of got insurance....Oh wait...pulled the battery out, Oh wait....not left it in direct sun light...Maybe they can 3g or 3gs him a new one...GO APPLE!

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 16:31

19. {WA}HTC-USER (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Aug 2009)


ahhh so thats wt bush was talking about lol

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 20:03

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


I think it was the influx of text messages and phone calls from his girlfriend panicking because he wasn't answering his phone for 5 minutes. Just another reason not to forget your phone in the car.

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