Apple iPhone 6 Plus catches on fire, awakens sleeping owner
by Alan Friedman / Feb 01, 2017, 9:39 PM
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.
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Iphone 7 will be on fire too.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 9:41 PM 8
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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
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 9:43 PM 14
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of course they won't forget to do another jab to note7 in this kind of article :D
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 9:44 PM 13
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!
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 9:57 PM 21
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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).
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 3:56 AM 5
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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?
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 4:02 PM 0
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About 38% of this article is about the Note 7! Title should be "Exploding iPhone 6s reminds us of exploding Note 7s".
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 11:31 PM 15
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This is fake news.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 10:05 PM 3
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posted on Feb 01, 2017, 10:18 PM 11
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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.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 10:30 PM 9
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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.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 10:50 PM 1
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