Apple iPhone 7 Plus passes Sprint diagnostic test, and then explodes the next morning

Apple iPhone 7 Plus passes Sprint diagnostic test, and then explodes the next morning
Apple has started to investigate why an Apple iPhone 7 Plus, belonging to one Brianna Olivas, exploded. Pictures of the device taken in the aftermath of the explosion, were tweeted by Olivas. The day before the phone exploded,  it wouldn't turn on which led Olivas to take it back to the Sprint store where she had purchased it in January. The Sprint employee said that even though the phone "looked weird" when he got it to boot up, a diagnostics check showed no problem at all with the handset.

The next morning, Brianna's boyfriend took the phone off of the official Apple charger and put it on the dresser. After answering nature's call, he noticed out of the corner of his eye that the phone was smoking. He picked it up and tossed it into the bathroom, where it exploded.

Apple has replaced the phone, and a company spokesman said that "We are in touch with the customer and looking into it." An Apple Store Genius reportedly told Olivas after examining the device, that he had never seen anything like it.


Olivas says that she always uses an official Apple charger. If she is being truthful, that would eliminate one major possibility since third party chargers can be a hazard.

Apple might  not have an answer about how this started for a few weeks, if not months. As soon as we hear something from Cupertino, we will pass it along to you.


source: @briannaolivas via Mashable

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74 Comments

2. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

This is not the first iPhone to explode....I wonder who is making the batteries... Popcorn time.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well, at least no one got hurt this time. iPhone's hVe been lnown to kill their owners

19. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

That's their killer feature

46. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

the more i see such crap happening more on waterproofed device than non waterproof one. I think its a bad idea to not let air and heat get out of the phone..

51. Tipus

Posts: 905; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Sony xperia users would disagree

53. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Absolutely right!

55. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

All 25 of them?

60. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well maybe Sony do it the right way then because Shamesung and cr4pple really have issues with this.

80. cheetah2k

Posts: 2297; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

You dont see any sony phones exploding... Its just Samsung and Apple core features

63. mikehunta727 unregistered

Um.... These devices aren't waterproof, they are water resistant, their resistance haS pretty much no effect on internal temperatures at all and heat can leave the device very easily still... That's pretty silly of you to say

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That is why I always use the official charger as well, so if something happens Apple can't say it's my fault lol.

47. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I almost never use the official chargers on my android phones. Same thing with my clients i even recommend them to keep all the chargers as they are all compatible between each others. not a single phone exploded of any of my clients. So Apple excuse thats its because of third party charger is nothing more than an excuse unless apple use cheap battery?

64. mikehunta727 unregistered

No one cares about your anecdotal evidence, a simple Google search yields thousands of different results on 3rd party chargers breaking phones/setting them on fire on Android Also remember 2015 when the 6P launched, many sellers were still selling bad type C cables that caused batteries to expand in devices and brick them, etc

68. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You really should be using 3rd party chargers unless they are certified chargers and even then I would say it is best to stick with the OEM charge made for your phone, any device can be ruined by a cheap charger not just iPhones so stop telling your clients that it is ok to use whatever charger they like.

5. Unordinary unregistered

hopefully this doesnt happen 4878329 more times in a short amount of time

56. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's an oddly specific number.

71. Unordinary unregistered

Sorry next time I will research the amount of Note 7's instead of just dragging my fingers across my keyboard. Either way, accurate enough.

6. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I guess someone gonna defend this news.

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You're charging it wrong.

10. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 192; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

This is fake news! One of my friends from Sprint said nothing happened at all, please delete it!

14. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Don't disgust yourself, E.T.

16. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Read My username

21. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You are fake news

22. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

I think you are mistaken me with cnn and msnbc.

34. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Nice avatar choice lol. I saw that video...this woman put on quite the show. I liked how she took a quick look to make sure the cameraman was focused on her before she started her fake scream of terror / disgust lol.

17. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

no this is not a fake news it's real just like 33000 deleted emails. Lockherup#

44. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Lol fake? Coming from Hillary is fake alright. Hahaha!

48. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Watch out they gonna say thats Trump gonna grab you! lol

54. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Trump already grabbed my vote

61. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Would had mine too if i was in USA.

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