Apple iPhone 6s catches on fire

Apple iPhone 6s catches on fire
A new PhoneArena reader let us know today that over the weekend, he was out with some friends when all of a sudden his Apple iPhone 6s caught on fire. At the time the handset went into spontaneous combustion, it was sitting in his back pocket. The phone was all black and melted, and left second degree burns on his left butt cheek and left index finger. He also let us know that he ended up with burn holes in his jeans.

After suffering the burns, our reader was treated at the ER. Since the incident took place after the close of the business day, he contacted Apple the very next day. He is hoping that at the least, Apple replaces his phone.

Just the other day, an Apple iPhone 7 exploded, leaving the charred remains of Apple's latest 4.7-inch handset. This comes after a defective battery caused several Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets to catch on fire from the middle of August to the middle of September. Samsung eventually issued an official recall and has started an exchange program. However, a small number of the so-called "safe" Galaxy Note 7 units packed with a new battery have allegedly exploded as well, and we're sure that Sammy is taking a long hard look to see if these are legitimate claims.

If Apple issues a statement regarding the incident involving our new reader, we will be sure to pass it along. Unfortunately, the only picture of the burnt iPhone 6s happens to be one taken with a low resolution camera. You can check it out directly below.


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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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62 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

iPhone 6s is last year phone. Nobody cares if something happens to that one lol! Unless we start hearing about multiple iPhone 7/7plus phones exploding, it's a none issue. Sammy, your on your own with this one!

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

YUP DOUBLE STANDARDS ONLY ROLL ONE WAY SAMSUNG!!!

9. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

I know lots of people who were buying phones from last year because they couldn't afford phones from this year. Also some people may want to keep their phone or it has important information they need. It is just as important.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

As expected, not only does Apple dismiss it as user's fault. Apple fan would jump on the same blame wagon. "Its your butt cheek's fault!"

11. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"As expected, not only does Apple dismiss it as user's fault. Apple fan would jump on the same blame wagon." Someone didn't read the article past the title. It clearly says "If Apple releases a statement" meaning they haven't.

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Sounds like you miscomprehended, he's not referring to just this situation, he's referring to the history of issues with apple devices, which apple is well known to dismiss as user's fault...

17. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

If that's his game........that's asinine. I get that hating Apple is akin to Catholic worship around here, but this situation isn't funny and evidence to the claim needs to be discovered. I fail to see how "You're holding it wrong" pertains to this situation. That's a false parallel........ and an old one at that.

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Who's laughing about it? He simply responded to the usual apple fanatic way of dismissing any apple device issue as "non-issue" (see the first post), pointing out parallels to apple themselves, and you don't have to go back that far to find an example, there's an ongoing one built on #bendgate ( https://goo.gl/5gjHc8 ) as pointed out in post #16...

26. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"He simply responded to the usual apple fanatic way of dismissing any apple device issue as "non-issue" (see the first post), pointing out parallels to apple themselves," Then address this "apple fanatic" directly. "and you don't have to go back that far to find an example, there's an ongoing one built on #bendgate (https://goo.gl/5gjHc8 ) as pointed out in post #16..." That's great......still a false parallel.

27. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Then address this "apple fanatic" directly. " Which he did, look at who he responded to. "That's great......still a false parallel." Sure, if dismissing it as such without any rational logic makes you happy...so be it.

28. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Sure, if dismissing it as such without any rational logic makes you happy...so be it." My rational is simple.....it's a false parallel. The circumstances, obligations, claims, and evidence are all completely unrelated in any conceivable way.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they are not. A problem is a problem. It doesn't matter how big or small you think a problem is. It is still a problem. Any problem requires a solution. When you buy a phone and it doesn't work a intended, it is a problem that you expect an OEM to deal with ASAP. Apple in every case has not dealt with it properly. he iPhone 4 wasn't fixed until a year later. The iPhone 6 Plus wasn't fixed until a year later. after a year, the iPhone 6 Plus issue, snowballed into another issue which they are being sued for on a Class Action. You are trying to make it seem Samsung 's issue is worse than Apple. Which a phone exploding is serious. But the main issue is simple and is 100% identical on the principle. The principle is simple. There is a problem, how did both OEM's handle them. Samsung has handled small and big problems equally. Apple has also handled big and small problems equally. Equally in that pple accuses you all of the issue while Samsung investigates and fixes where possible. The fact you dismissed the facts, shows you are clueless to the issue brought before you, and it was explained to you in 6th grade English. So much for your "iPhone users have the highest IQ" bull****. Just remember, a high IQ isn't equal to being smart. -http://som.yale.edu/news/news/why-high-iq-doesnt-mean-youre-smart

31. willard12 unregistered

At what point will you stop this sad "everybody hates Apple" nonsense. You know that goes more than one way. Yet, you keep mentioning everyone's hate for poor little Apple as if it's some sort of exclusive to hatred. Since you don't seem to have a problem with hating other companies, why pretend that you have a problem with hatred. Your problem is you have a problem with people hating Apple, not hating in general. In your war against tribalism, you're just a guy trying to be Chief of one of the tribes.

35. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"At what point will you stop this sad "everybody hates Apple" nonsense." I'll stop the moment I can read an Apple article without some idiot in a forum ruining for me. Namely, because of his "dissatisfaction" with Apple products he himself claimed he would never purchase willing. "You know that goes more than one way" Of course I do. "Yet, you keep mentioning everyone's hate for poor little Apple as if it's some sort of exclusive to hatred." Not exclusive. Simply overbearing. "Since you don't seem to have a problem with hating other companies, why pretend that you have a problem with hatred." Name this so called "hated" company I persecute. "Your problem is you have a problem with people hating Apple, not hating in general. In your war against tribalism, you're just a guy trying to be Chief of one of the tribes." I don't think you understand consumer tribalism all that well. While I identify myself as an Apple user, I by no means condone their every action. Hell, I don't even buy 70% of their products. My responses consists of me offering my opinion, based on what ACTUALLY happens. If that makes me "Chief of one of the tribes" as you put it......so be it. However, none of what I said was wrong.

47. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'd like to read an article about Android, Google, or any of their OEMs without some idiot in a comments section ruining it for me. Guess no one's getting what they want.

51. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Peoples dislikes Apple because there are Apple fans like you.

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But you do the exact same in Samsung articles. Do you not? YES OR NO! Only 2 choices here, shouldn't be to hard. Right?

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He didn't mention an actual problem. It stated how Apple typically handles a problem. It's one thing for someone to be born with the mental capacity of a donut, but when you sit and do it on purpose and knowingly pretend to be stupid...then that just....STUPID!

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Oh, you mean like that class action lawsuit against Apple that has over ten thousand names now. Apple doesn't take any blame for the iPhone 6/6+ touch disease. Of course Apple won't admit any wrong doing because they would have to layout a lot more money. This way Apple only has to pay out for those in the lawsuit only. This is just one of the reasons why Apple overcharges for their iPhones.

19. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dude...... dufaq are you talking about? There's so much fallacy and false rhetoric in that garbage of a post.......

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Here's the typical cycle for problems reported on Apple products: 1. A few members post reports of the problem, report it to Apple 2. No response from Apple 3. Increased number of people report the issue 4. No response from Apple 5. Apple apologists dismiss the reports as very rare, the result of trolling, or exaggeration by drama queens 6. Even more reports of the problem 7. No response from Apple 8. News of the problem hits blogs 9. Apple apologists dismiss the blogs as simply engaging in clickbait 10. No response from Apple 11. Those affected by the issue threaten a class-action lawsuit 12. Apple apologists decry the "sue happy" nature of American consumers 13. Apple acknowledges the legitimacy of the problem 14. Apple apologists are silent 15. Apple release an update to correct the problem or 15a. They set up a "program" to address the problem. 16. Apple gains some positive publicity 17. Apple apologists applaud Apple for doing the "right thing". (for an issue that they said from day-1 was not actually an issue) 18. First hand experience with the “program” reveals very strict guidelines and restrictions that greatly reduce the number of affected customers that can participate in the program.

61. AlikMalix unregistered

Sounds just like the Samsung note 7 fiasco. Thanks.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He was talking about the commenter he replied to.

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Exactly. They haven't. Typical Apple!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Fanboy stuff aside, that's a messed up post bro. Dude got injured.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

99.9% positive this is fake. How are we in 2016 and the photo is blurry? Click bait article just for ad revenue.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Of course it's fake it's apple.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They're still selling them this year. They'll probably outsell the 7.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Poor quality photo, frankly can't even make it out to be an iPhone...taking this with a grain of sult until further evidence is brought to light.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I agree. I think denial is a perfect reaction.

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