Apple iPhone with damaged battery and screen catches fire inside repair shop (VIDEO)



An unsettling video obtained by ABC's Las Vegas affiliate KTNV shows an unknown Apple iPhone model suddenly bursting into flames inside a repair shop in Las Vegas. The unit in the video was in the shop to replace a bloated battery and a cracked screen that broke when the battery expanded. Paul Tartaglio who runs Gadget Repair in Las Vegas, which was not the shop in the video, says that the high triple digit temperatures in Vegas cause batteries to warp.

Tartaglio has two helpful tips for those who live in sweltering hot areas of the country. He says that phones should be kept out of direct sunlight during the summer. He also recommends that users make sure that they are not overcharging the battery. Failing to heed his warnings can result in shorter battery life, and in the worse case scenario, an explosion. Still, the phone technician says that when it comes to an iPhone, "It takes a lot for it to explode."


The technician also suggests that phone owners replace a defective battery with a replacement offered by the handset's manufacturer. Tartaglio says that batteries from the original manufacturer are more reliable than aftermarket batteries, and are often priced the same.

source: KTNV

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15 Comments

1. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

This video is 2 years old.. REALLY!!!! Someone is desperate...

2. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

This is a new one. You are thinking of this onehttps://youtu.be/CIdParIwXWk

4. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Sorry!! Not thinking of that one. But this is an old one.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No it is not a old one. Do some research

8. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

Two in 2 years. That's not a bad record.

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Two that get caught on camera..

3. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Removable back is the solution! I'm talking to you Samsung! Samsung could easily make beautiful design with removable back and battery. Anyone could see if the battery is swollen. Stop with this Apple's ''premium design'' BS already!!!!

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

But then again, the instance that the consumer will put on a false battery will increase so is the risk of the phone going haywire. It's not beautiful, it's counterintuitive. You can bring your device to the support center to have it checked if your battery is swollen.

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This article is about iPhone exploding and you give solution to Samsung? weird..

5. carlm21

Posts: 32; Member since: May 07, 2018

The over rated apple

6. Furbal unregistered

Definitely do not leave your phone in the car in the SW. Absolutely destroys the battery and does risk a fire.

11. wesley.

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Iphones are dangerous!

12. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

So as android phones if you don't know how to take care of your smartphone.

14. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

People took care of their Note 7's just fine! They were exploding right out of the box lmfao. Double recall. Double fail. Worst flagship in history.

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