Apple iPhone 6 Plus catches on fire, awakens sleeping owner



A woman in Palm Harbor, Florida was awakened this past Tuesday by a strange sound at 3 in the morning. She quickly discovered that her Apple iPhone 6 Plus was on fire. Amanda Bentz says that the flames were blowing out the right side of the phone, leaving her nightstand covered with black soot. Bentz said that her pillowcase, comforter and curtains were singed. Her husband's quick thinking prevented a major disaster from taking place. Using a shirt, Mr. Bentz quickly smothered the fire. "If he hadn't woken up right then and there... and put it out, it would've caught the curtain on fire and then the bed," Mrs. Bentz said.

Amanda Bentz says that Apple has offered to replace her iPhone 6 Plus, which is now a useless mix of melted plastic and cracked glass. But first, she says that the company wants to put a hold on her credit card for $749. Apple also responded to local television station WFLA by thanking the broadcaster for bringing the incident to its attention. Apple says that it is looking into the matter.

Samsung recently released the results of an investigation into what caused its highly anticipated phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, to explode numerous times last year. Samsung said that two different manufacturers provided the 3500 mAh battery used by the Galaxy Note 7, and both versions of the power generator "were prone to failure." Samsung is now running batteries used on its devices through an 8-step safety test. By doing this, Samsung hopes to weed out poorly made power cells before they are deployed inside a phone.

source: WFLA

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iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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57 Comments

1. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

Iphone 7 will be on fire too.

27. Unordinary unregistered

Nothing was as hot as the Note 7

32. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Rumor has it that your iPhone will blow up if you have an Apple ID with the term "bent" in it.

49. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Note 7 was LIT though...

2. parasshah100

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Proof that Apple copies Samsung, they copied the Note 7 exclusive exploding feature, liked it so much they gave it to their older phones :D

55. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Wasn't 6s launched before the note 7?

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

of course they won't forget to do another jab to note7 in this kind of article :D

5. sukrith2194 unregistered

I still don't understand why there was a Note 7 reference either! Everyone is trying to make it seem that Note 7 was the first exploding phone... Iphones have been exploding as back as iPhone 4... And then nobody wanted to say anything and do anything! Exploding phones are bad no matter which brand but you have to take responsibility for the actions instead of blaming the user for holding it wrong, charging it wrong or using it wrong!

28. Unordinary unregistered

If you plug in some s**t charger from CVS or China Town, your phone deserves to explode and you deserve to lose $600 because you couldnt read the simple instructions to not use third party garbage

30. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

All garbage Was created equal.

42. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Let me see if I understand you correctly. You’re saying if someone goes to CVS to buy an extra charger to keep around, they deserve to have their phone explode causing possible damage or bodily injury? That’s a bit harsh. Personally I don’t wish harm on anyone whether or not they are tech savvy or bother reading safety instructions (most people don’t).

50. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Hay num nuts, no one has said it wasn't a apple charger and what about the other guy that just cought fire and wasn't even charging.

52. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Where did it say she used a third party charger?

56. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Funny 7 years using android phones. used countless of them. i almost never use the charger thats come with the phone i have plenty of old charger all around the house and third party as well. Not a single phone had any charging issue or exploded. Strange no? So you say apple use crappy battery and capacitor thats explode if the current is not 100% stable?

57. Unordinary unregistered

Note 7 if you wanna talk about crappy batteries lmfao

24. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1347; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

About 38% of this article is about the Note 7! Title should be "Exploding iPhone 6s reminds us of exploding Note 7s".

46. Nopers unregistered

Because it's relevant. The Note 7 will always go down as the phone that exploded whereas everything else is just a phone that exploded. Don't take personal offence to it.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Now what? Another propaganda perhaps? Maybe this time, it's Samsung's doing...?

6. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

This is fake news.

7. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL whatever

15. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Keep crying those salty tears.

18. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

You are the one who actually salty...Myx. Did your body is ready for put salt?

36. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

"Did your body is ready for put salt?" If I could understand your babbling, I could properly respond to your comment.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That is not me you twit.

19. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think it is you crying the salty tears this time Mxy.

37. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Shall I educate you with the truth?

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Any news about an iPhone 4 or 4S?

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

More iPhone catch fire than people are lead to believe. Example. The iPhone 6 has a 25% failure rate. How exactly are they failing? All products have issues and they don't requires public knowledge. But when it comes to a phone failing, what are the known failures? Display stock working, phones wont charge, catching fire, no connectivity are the typical issue. Loving my Note 7. Its never going to catch on fire. if it was, it would have by now. Maybe some phones will always have a defect. But that doesn't mean they will ever show it. I can say with a certainly, more than 30 iPhones have caught fire in the past year even if we didn't hear about all of them. At least the Note 7 didn't kill anyone.

12. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

While it is true that iPhones have a high failure rate especially the 6 Plus and I know people having issues with baseband and bending but that Note7 statement.. mate it may just catch fire or explode. Hopefully it'll take you down with it as the first Samboi to die for a Note7, and we'll be rid of you.

21. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"mate it may just catch fire or explode. Hopefully it'll take you down with it as the first Samboi to die for a Note7, and we'll be rid of you" WOW you may not agree with him and get tired of him , but that is f**ked wishing death on someone you don't even know. Does it make you feel like a big boy.

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