Another iPhone catches fire, this time in Brazil
posted by Nick T. / Dec 01, 2011, 2:44 AM
While Apple products are generally known for their great build quality, every once in a while, a faulty product that somehow makes it past the company's rigorous quality tests makes headlines. Of course, an isolated case of an accident caused by a misbehaving piece of electronics is by no means a cause for alarm, yet unfortunately, we may be witnessing a pattern forming before our eyes.
iPhone that self-combusted on board a Sydney-bound airplane was not the only unit to be struck by that unfortunate fate. Reportedly, an iPhone caught fire spontaneously in Brazil while it was charging overnight. The owner of the smartphone, known by the name of Ayla Paulo Mota, says that the accident occurred at dawn on November 22 and that the handset was located dangerously close to her face.The
Fortunately, Ayla has not been harmed in any way, but her iPhone is way beyond repair, as it becomes apparent from the photos. And judging by the molten protective case, it is pretty certain that the accident could have lead to much worse consequences if she wasn't there to unplug the smartphone from the outlet. What exactly caused the phone to catch fire remains unclear.
Thanks goes to our tipster!
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Its not a problem Its a feature Patented
posted on Dec 01, 2011, 6:26 AM 22
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Well Google, doesn't have to worry about this being they don't actually make any devices. Other manufactures have had similar issues, usually a faulty battery, though it does seem that apple is getting a lot more incidents than the rare fluke. Guess only time will tell.
posted on Dec 01, 2011, 9:26 AM 0
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hearing of mobile phone bombs terrorists will start buying iphone 4 and 4S for remote activated command bomb. Like apple said ipod touch was being sold as a portable gaming gadget but now iphones will be bought by terrorists in abudant to kill people and apple will report that shamelessly in their next event i.e the event of the ultimate mobile bomb the iphone 5 bombers edition for 100$ and regular one for 300$
posted on Dec 01, 2011, 9:48 AM 0
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Im loving these weekly issues with the iphones, not because i hate them, i think they are good products, but so this can show those sheep who think oh high and mighty of Apple, that Apple products are faulty as other products.
posted on Dec 01, 2011, 11:13 AM 4
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Hey, you are all mistaken. It's not the iPhone that caught fire. It is the protective cover that self combusted. This cover came from Korea and apple cannot take responsibility for korean products. You just need to use, "ibumper"and that cost a mere 40$. It will certainly keep your phone safe from fire for the next six months until an upgraded version of the bumper is released.
posted on Dec 03, 2011, 8:17 AM 0
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