Another iPhone catches fire, this time in Brazil

Another iPhone catches fire, this time in Brazil
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.

The 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. 

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.

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27 Comments

1. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

damn! thats crazy, if my phone ever exploded, i will chuck it at the wall.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they\'re suicide bombers now i tell you! they know that there\'s 99 unactivated iPhones for them in the next life!

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

LOL the iFlame .. LOL failed

4. Bluedroid

Posts: 57; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

Magical indeed...

8. SleepingOz unregistered

indeed!!

5. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

The 4S will be sent back in the past with a time machine...human kind discovers fire. Now all matches.

6. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

lol hot damn..

7. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

''While Apple products are generally known for their great build quality, '' i cant stop lmao-ing :D she should get a nokia or android phone next time

9. SleepingOz unregistered

iPh-Lame FTW!!!

10. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Its not a problem Its a feature Patented

13. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

LMAO horrible.

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

yeah right and if your android does the same apple will sue you lol

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Burn baby burn!! iBurn!

15. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

again you are charging it wrong !!!

16. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Is there an app for that?

17. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

yeah you can buy it from app store for $9.99

18. cybervlad81

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

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.

19. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

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$

20. Q8cavalry

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Iphone is Iterrorist Now

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

or, an iJIHAD may occur.

22. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

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.

23. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

guess it didnt like that ugly ass case

24. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

What an ugly case.....

25. rhurk

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

\"And boom goes the iPhone\"

26. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

i think this is the new way to cancel you contract if you dont pay it well lol xD!!!!!

27. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Stop playing with the lighter app on your iFail!

28. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

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.

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