Apple iPhone 6 explodes in India; owner escapes injury

The owner of an Apple iPhone 6 in Gurgaon escaped injury when his two-day old handset exploded. Luckily for Kishan Yadav, he was using the speakerphone and was not injured. According to Indian media, it was the first known explosion of an iPhone in the country since the latest models were launched last October.

Yadav purchased the iPhone 6 last Thursday, paying the equivalent of $943 USD for a 64GB unit in gray. He happened to be in his car, talking to a friend he was driving to meet, when he noticed sparks coming out of the handset. When Yadav noticed that his iPhone 6 was getting incredibly hot, he tossed it out the window. Like a hand grenade, the device exploded as soon as it came in contact with the ground.

After his iPhone 6 cooled down, Yadav took it back to the store that he bought it from and was told to take it to the Apple service center. There, he was told that the service center would not register his complaint. Instead, the center said that it would hold the burnt remnants of the iPhone 6 and get back to its owner with an update from Apple. Yadav was so upset that he filed a report with the police.

All we know at this point is that Mr. Yadav is out a phone, which certainly should have been covered by the original warranty. If anything new develops here, we will pass it on to you.

source: TimesofIndia

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1. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

With what proof? Any android manufacturer would say the same thing. That's just extremely fishing and I wouldn't defend apple if this would have potentially put someone at risk. The whole story is fishy

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1597; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

You were charging and using it wrong ~ Apple.

6. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

He should have mentioned weather he was charging his phone in the car or no..

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why would it matter? Unless he was using a 3rd party charger. No matter the cost, I always buy chargers directly from the OEM. I have in the past bought what is suppose to be original chargers on eBay and have found most of them are not. Even it it means paying an extra $20 I buy direct. I bought a Samsung original car fast charger for my S6. If it causes my phone to blow up, I assure you that won't be the reason.

8. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Maybe it was actually a copycat GS6 disguised as an iPhone6...

10. TerryTerius unregistered

You know what I don't get? I check phoneArena maybe once in the morning before I go to work alongside Flipboard, Facebook, whatsapp, Instagram, emails and texts etc. I occasionally check during my lunch break and again at night. No matter what time of day it is I find you on these articles posting uncreative insults and whining about Android, complaining about people who dare to have different preferences from you and spend their money as they wish. I get that you're a troll and all you want is attention. I understand the appeal, logically. But don't you at least take a break? You are superhumanly dedicated to annoying people you have never and will never meet. Is your life really that boring that this is the highlight of your day? I kind of pity you dude, because that's truly sad. I've never seen anyone whose very identity was founded around the possessions they have, which is in your case an iPhone. I halfway think it's not even an act with you, and that's even more depressing. I hope you find a friend or something to do with your spare time because nobody should have to live with their only companionship being a piece of hardware. That's just tragic. And here is the part where you say something snarky, something evasive, or attempt to insult yourself in order to throw me off. Just like every other predictable, you ever posted on here.

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1458; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I think he actually does get paid by someone or a company to troll. I mean there's noway a 40 year old tech dude, will troll everyday and make new accounts everyday.

22. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Plot twist: he's a PA employee trolling us for more clicks LOL

28. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Nice one LOL +1

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes I agree. It's an inside job. Then they ban the account to create another to make you think its really an outsider but its an insider.

36. unregistered

Bobbybuster, Apple's online Lawyer. "This man was using a copycrap and not my defendant's solid product" Haha, beware. It's just like having an $850 toy explodes and instead of exclaiming ooh my toy, the first words come out will be, my money, ooh my money.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Back to the drawing board Apple. They still won't recall any iPhones even a bend or exploded one.

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

One reason to have two way dash cams installed in cars

27. Simona unregistered

shut up if other phone burns u takin piss .. iphones has worst batteries !

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Question. How is the story fishy? He was driving in his car, he saw sparks coming from the phone, as soon as he tossed it, it exploded. Since he just purchased the phone he would likely be using original charger. Could it not have been a faulty battery? Typical iFan, its always fishy because electronics made by Apple don't catch on fire, yet we've had several reports of Apple's phones and computers exploding. Any device can explode no matter the brand. if I read a Samsung device exploded, it isnt goign to change how I feel about them. But at least Samsung would have replaced the device already. Yet it is claimed Apple has the highest customer satisfaction rate. How, when they don't even immediately replace the phone. if a device explodes, the first thought should be its a manufacturing defect, you dont automatically blame the user/customer. Innocent until proven guilty...right?Innocent in that its not my fault, unless you prove it my fault and thus I would be guilty. if I jailbreak/root, use a non-oem charger or installed apps outside the authorized seller options, then that si one thing. A 2 day old phone though? GET REAL FOOL!!!!

3. TerryTerius unregistered

Oh. Well I'm sure that this article won't set off a relentless wave of bashing, jokes, witless remarks, the mocking and incredulity directed at people who dare to use a different mobile OS or manufacturer that they don't personally like, and long-winded speeches about the superiority of (insert company that isn't Apple here). Commenters of PhoneArena, do as you will. I just get tired of the flame wars no matter who they are coming from, and articles like this serve no other function than to ignite that. It is the same story when there's something negative about Samsung, Sony, BlackBerry, Microsoft or HTC. I don't get the outright hatred and vilification as if (insert company here) walked into your house and violated you in your sleep as it softly chuckled in your ear or something.

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Ummmmm,,, that last paragraph is actually similar what Apple does to their clients. I mean how else do you make over a 100 billion off of your clients? I mean, I don't even think you can fairly make a 100 billion if there was a worldwide water shortage and you were in charge of the only water left in the world and can charge $300 per bottle of water. It's amazing how badly the itards get raped.

19. AlikMalix unregistered

Terry... great post.. I have tried nice, I've tried ignoring, I've tried trolling, I've tried being completely obnoxious, I've even tried trolling iPhones, I tried reverse trolling... But they seem to pull you back in, by ignoring 95% of any single post and fixating on one thing and changing the subject, and you're an idiot for defending something you didnt even say.... Really wish moderators just cold-delete posts (even if it's my own) if it starts this crap... would love to be more open, honest about things that bother me with my favorite platform - but cant - as it just feeds these guys and comes back biting multiplied 10x... Great post... +1

20. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

get your head out of your ass. This is to raise awareness of what could happen to an iPhone, so current or future customes beware. If trolls come and start a flame war, then that's different story. It is still news, and your personal feelings don't change that.

41. TerryTerius unregistered

At no point did I ever say that it wasn't news. At no point did I say it was untrue. At no point did I say that it shouldn't have been reported. I simply laid out my annoyance with the inevitable reaction this would garner, which is unconnected to the story itself. I said that stories like this always seem to start flame wars. So your post isn't even relevant to what I actually said, and you're kind of being rude for no reason.

43. AlikMalix unregistered

Terry, Like I said in post #19: they will ignore 95% of your post, fixate on something irrelevant and you find yourself defending something you didn't even say... Or worse: look at post #17!

45. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

that's ironic, look at Terrys post. This article is about an iphone exploding, instead of talking about the reasons why it exploded, damages, the damage it could've cause to his face, etc. He goes on ranting about something irrelevant. " they will ignore [...] fixate on something irrelevant" ...... funny... check yourself before you wreck yourself.

48. TerryTerius unregistered

You should follow your own advice. You didn't even write a single word in your own post-thread about what happened in this scenario, what could have caused it, nor did you provide any theories whatsoever. So coming out and attacking me for not doing something that YOU never did is total hypocrisy. Who are you to attack me with some standard that you weren't even abiding by? Your dissent is disingenuous at best. That aside, a rant would be a stream of conscious borderline unreasoned. Nothing implied I was upset (because I'm not) nothing was raving and being angry. And like I said before, you're complaining about something I didn't even say/imply in the first place. I never even attempted to delegitimize the article. So your original accusation is invalid. So not only are you getting upset over something that never happened, but you're also applying standards to me that you don't even live by (at least in the context of this article), and you're attacking me and mischaracterizing my post completely. If you are not a bomb throwing fanboy, then nothing in my post was ever addressed to you in the first place. So, you should have no reason to be upset. Aside from that, I was far from being wrong. Because if you scroll up and down this thread the usual bashing and insult throwing proceeded to happen exactly as I said it would. So, what I said was relevant. And I could copy and paste this preemptively on a hundred other phone Arena articles related to bad news about any given manufacturer and it would be equally true there. If you are someone that uses Phone Arena consistently, you know flames and trolls are a constant presence in the commentary.

66. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

You'are so full of sh*t. I was simply replying to something irrelevant that was ALREADy said. second. I never attacked you, i simply noticed the other guys flawed logic. I was trying to be casual but maybe I wasn't as gentle as you expected me to be? You are probably one of the worse debater i have ever encounter. You engage in verbal dispute instead of actual, so I will lower myself to your level. I had just pointed the issue which i did not start. Just because flame wars happen a lot does not make it relevant to the article. Trying to call me hypocrit when you can't see how desperate that looks from your side. Get over yourself, and go learn some advanced critical thinking.

70. TerryTerius unregistered

I won't resort to personal attacks, foul language, misspelled words, and name calling like you. For the record, we were never debating. I made a statement, and then you attacked me for making one. If you had gone after the content of my post and challenged the notion I had put forth about trolling on phoneArena then we will be having a debate. I'm defending myself from your accusations, that is not nearly the same thing as debating. My calling you a hypocrite was because you didn't make your own post on this article raising the points that you made, discussing the validity of this man's claims or theorizing about what happened. Because you never did that, attacking me for not doing something that you didn't is hypocrisy. Holding me to a standard that you yourself did not meet. I didn't call you a hypocrite because of what you said in response to my post, I called you one because you never made your own original post fulfilling any of the criteria that you charged me with failing to meet. That is the literal definition of hypocrisy. And yes, what I said was completely cogent to the article. Something easily seen by scrolling through the commentary section that proceeded to fill with flamers and trolls as I said it would. So like I said, relevance in the context of the original point I made about Phone arena commenters, but unrelated to the article itself. And no, I've been completely calm this entire time, and respectful. You're the one cursing and calling people names. I'm struggling to think why you think I'm full of myself for making a post on phone Arena, considering I never said anything about myself in any of my posts whatsoever. I'm not in any way offended, because you're just some keyboard warrior at the end of the day and someone completely irrelevant to my life. Nothing you say here am I going to take the heart or even think about unless I'm actively messaging you. So go forth, try your hardest to insult me or whatever you think is effective. The effect will be exactly the And yes, you started it. Because you came to my post and decided to comment, not vice versa. That's like punching some random guy in the face, and then claiming self defense after he hits you back.

73. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

That's it. Paragraph one: So flame wars happen often; get over it and get over yourself. What you are doing is similar to going to a sports forum and complaining about the fans of two teams making fun of eachother. All you did was state something obvious that everybody knows. That is something that you don't have to deal with, all you had to do was just scroll through until you found someone that mentions something of interest to you, or simply read the article and move on. But you didn't, so here we are now. Again, flame wars happen everywhere. Paragraph two: I did NOT have to start my own post. I was simply correcting someone else's logic about discussing irrelevant things. He was replying to you about fans, and I quote: " Terry, Like I said in post #19: they will ignore 95% of your post, fixate on something irrelevant and you find yourself defending something you didn't even say..." I attacked that statement, sinse the sence of irony seemed to be lost in that guy. You then came an attacked my post which was referred to him, not you. AGAIN, I did not start a flame war, I would've just read the article and not posted anything. I did, however, post in response to something off topic that you had already started; by ranting again, about something everybody knows about. Paragraph three: Again, I wasn't going to post. I simply found your post absurd so I felt the need to reply. You never offered a solution to anything, all you did was mention something obvious and that was it. Maybe I attempted to clarify your confusion a bit too aggressively. The point is, again, flame wars happen. Don't take it personal. You still had no valid point in calling me a hypocrite on something I did NOT start. When I was actually fixing hypocrysi on someone else. Don't try to steer the attention away from the accuracy of my comment by throwing back the word at me. That is just bad argumentation logic. Paragraph four: What you said is cogent to almost every article. Again, it is what it is. Offer a solution instead of just complaining about it. Paragraph five: Yeah maybe I was a bit too aggressive, but my comments were to the point, and accurate. I'm glad that you are not offerended, it would be pretty sad if you were. Although I wasn't trying to offend you, I was fixing your erroneous logic. Paragraph six: I did not start it. YOU DID. It's like standing on the street and complain that you are annoyed at flame wars, and expecting people to not say anything or to simply agree. That's just absurd. And your analogy about the punch is absurd, too. You are comparing an online argumentation to actual physical violence. People have the freedom to expless themselves as you did, but other people will respond to you. On the other had, people are not free to simply go punching eachother in the face. Some people don't take these flame wars so serious, some even do it just for fun. It's called free speech. Good day.

74. TerryTerius unregistered

I don't really have the time to respond as I would like, and voice typing isn't as accurate as I would prefer so I ask you to excuse any errors beforehand. That being said, I don't have a great deal of time so I'll make this last response short. Firstly, there was no dictate showing whom your original post was directed to, or if there was it didn't show up on my browser. Thus, I took it as being directed at me. And your second response though clearly directed at Ali was referring to me by name and ergo was indirectly about me. That is why I responded, and that is why I took it as you were personally addressing me. That being said, if you were never talking to me from the get go then its on me to apologize. But it certainly didn't come off that way. And of all this is because of a misunderstanding on my half, then that's certainly my bad. Secondly, I never accused you of trolling or flaming. Nor did I look at it as such. However, I did offer a solution to the trolling others were doing, but it wasn't within the repartee between us. It was in a sperate comment to Ali. Long story short, I said the onus was upon phoneArena to start removing such individuals from their site since the cumulative effect is only negative for them in the long run. I said a lot more than that, but that's the gist of it. Lastly, I'm aware of that. But people too often conflat freedom of speech with immunity to reprisal. You are guaranteed one, and not the other. Well not really any way. Freedom of speech means the government cannot punish you for speaking out about whatever you wish, nor can they impede your ability to do so. That is entirely different from person a saying something, and person b saying something in response to that. They have equivalent rights, one can state whatever they wish, and the other can respond to that however they see fit. Just as PhoneArena commenters are free to say whatever they like, and PhoneArena is equally within their rights to start blocking accounts far quicker than they currently do. I usually do ignore it, but I chose not to on this particular occasion. Funny how that played out. In any case, I have things to do and a gym to run so I'll be taking my leave. Enjoy your day Fella.

71. TerryTerius unregistered

Excuse the typos, voice typing doesn't lend itself to accuracy and laziness doesn't help.

49. AlikMalix unregistered

Oh it became relevant as soon as taters, antutu, and booby started posting... I was posting the same rants as terry a couple months ago, then again couple weeks ago.. the haters are relentless.. I'd really hate to leave this site as it does seem to consolidate mobile news pretty well - but trolls are killing it - cant even have a conversation - every apple article hits 50+ posts mostly bashing eachother for choosing something else... I'm desperately looking for another site... Why dont trolls just stop giving a damn about what I or others use... ?

50. TerryTerius unregistered

Which is a shame. I own an S6 Edge, and a 6 plus. I've previously owned the Lumia 920, Galaxy S3, G3, and HTC One M8. What bugs me is that each and every one of those Phones have weaknesses that should be reasonably addressed, or areas where they can be improved. There are areas where iOS should borrow from Android, and vice versa. But we can't have legitimate conversation when everything boils down to tribalism and illegitimate insult. Especially because as a passionate community, making CONSTRUCTIVE opinion or criticism known can ultimately lead to companies making better products, they do check sites like these and read through what is being said. I get that some people feel like finding fault in a product they use, service they like, or company they support is a personal attack on them. That is only exacerbated when individuals turn to mean-spirited insult instead of civil discussion. And in turn, even people who normally wouldn't exhibit traits of fanboyism turn to it when they are perceiving the overly harsh critique of material goods they own as an attack on themselves. Ultimately, everyone from those who have a passing interest in technology to individuals that have a deep understanding and passion for it windup abandoning the site or becoming part of the problem. And in turn, that most likely turns away future individuals from becoming part of the community when they see the ugliness. It hurts phoneArena itself and their revenue. So you would think they have a vested interest in solving this, because in the long run letting the trolls run rampid is unsustainable. It's a vicious cycle, and it's a shame. Those are my observations anyway.

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