Apple iPhone 4S explodes on bedside table in Croatia

Apple iPhone 4S explodes on bedside table in Croatia
As with any story of an exploding mobile phone, a certain amount of skepticism must be applied when reading about events second (or third) hand. In this case, we cannot tell you to accept it on faith or not, given the other stories of exploding iPhones or iPhones electrocuting (and killing) their owners.

In this case, we do not know for certain if Ljubica Maric, 28, of Zagreb, Croatia, was using the iPhone charger that came with her iPhone 4S. It is apparent though that something was definitely not working 100% this past weekend as her device was on the bedside table charging.

Like most of us, Ljubica charges her phone overnight while sleeping. Her husband and kidswere asleep and the phone rang. She did not awake in time to answer on the first ring. As she was up and about to grab the phone on the second ring, something on the device exploded. The speaker blew out, the glass on the device cracked, and even though the device was in a case, pieces of debris scattered on the table and floor.

The phone still worked though and there were no apparent signs of burning at the electrical outlet. The charger did not appear to be damaged either. Ljubica and her husband Zoran sought a repair under warranty, but the service would only provide a free diagnostic and asked for 1,600 Croatian Kuna ($277) for the repair.

Zoran was less worried about the cost of the repair and more concerned about whether such an incident might happen again, except maybe one of his sons being near the device if it did happen.

This is not the first time we have seen an iPhone explode, or any other device for that matter. In many cases, it has been traced to either a third party battery, or a third party charger. Other circumstances can play a role as well, such as an unstable power supply. In this particular case, we do not have enough information to reach a conclusion either way.

source: 24sata (translated)


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50 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Sad. Almost died.

43. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

u call this explode "The phone still worked though and there were no apparent signs of burning at the electrical outlet.: then wat should i call the galaxy phones? nuclear blast?

46. Arslan25

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

^apple fa*boy

48. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

it died of hear attack internal damage

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

mmmm I'd explode inside there too...

4. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

What?

13. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Just make sure you iBag [it], seriously, chick looks rough.

16. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

For real!...nice..lol

3. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Does anyone make a bomb-proof case? Not to protect the phone, but me from my phone.

5. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Comment on this post from iPhone 4S while charging it. Fingers crossed :P

15. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

I am beginning to sense that something is wrong somewhere: could it be people against Apples that are trying to give them a bad image and execute them with a one sided public opinion or is it Apples. Until I hear a news like this from Americans themselves.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30782; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly, notice this isn't happening at all in America? Makes one wonder...

41. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

A typical Apple zombie comment. Maybe Apple dumping rejected quality stuff everywhere except America.

27. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

i agree, that female flight attendant hated apple so much she killed herself to prove it. great theory...

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5602; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The same could be said for the Galaxy S 4 exploding in Hong Kong, Galaxy S 3 in Switzerland and HTC One X in Taiwan Who knows if the phone exploded spontaneously or if the owners deliberately made then explode

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I never doubt the unlucky user, these are electrical device and one in the millions is always possible.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Cue in xperiaDROID.

7. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

It's a new feature by apple called Ibomb It's a way to tell the customer that upgrade. They remotely control these activities. Joke

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Atomic bomb is the next Iphone

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30782; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's actually funny +1

8. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

The phone itself is the problem. Even if the charger was a POS North Korean knockoff, the phone should be able to regulate when the battery charges and not charges and the voltage flowing into the battery.

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

Ight switching to land line now *throws away nexus 4

10. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Its time for apple to release next gen mobile phone with name " iBomb ".

11. BattalBoy

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

if im not mistaken the second picture is actually a iphone 3g/3gs dissasembled

14. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

Yeah, that's not a 4 or a 4s.

21. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

thats what i thought i didnt see any glass back or front and saw a curved-ish plastic back

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

She looks like she needs a good explosion.

17. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Al-Qaeda just ordered a batch of them...

19. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Introducing the new iBomb Will automatically make you spend more money to buy a new phone By the way , nice thumbnail of this article

20. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I am an apple fan , I just said my comment for fun

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