Battery blamed for the explosion of an Apple iPhone 7 in China

Battery blamed for the explosion of an Apple iPhone 7 in China
Perhaps Apple iPhone fans shouldn't throw batteries at glass houses. Samsung's own investigation revealed that issues with the battery were responsible for the explosions and subsequent recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 last year. Now, it appears that a problem with the juicer inside a Matte Black 32GB Apple iPhone 7 caused it to explode while it was left alone, charging, inside a house in East China's Suqian City.

The owner of the phone, a woman named Yin, noticed that her iPhone 7 battery was headed toward the white light (it was about to die). So she placed the handset on a bedside table, plugged it in, and went for a walk. As she was returning from her little jaunt, she heard an explosion, and realized it was her iPhone basically saying goodbye to this world.

Yin took her phone to a nearby Apple Store where an autopsy will be performed. According to those who handle handset repairs, the blackened screen would tend to indicate that the source of the explosion was the battery inside the device. Any type of deficiency when it comes to the battery could have been aggravated by a problem with the charger or the charging cable. Remember, the device was being charged at the time of the explosion.

Luckily, no one was home at the time the phone exploded. It isn't known whether Apple was willing to replace the handset, which cost Yin the equivalent of $781 USD.

source: DailyMail

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80. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

What an apple iplosion. get it? i and explosion. Iplosion

76. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

Ha Ha Iphone7 bomb for appy fanboys.

73. ando125

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 06, 2017

Lithium ion batteries needs to be replaced with a new heat/explosive-resistant type of battery.

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Anyone wanting a nice black case for their S8 Plus, check out the Elago origin black on Amazon. $17.00 with standard 4-5 business days shipping, $21.00 with 2 day shipping.

65. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Which ones?...... I see the origin black gor 8.99

66. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

For 8.99

71. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Click on colors. Also luvv and speigen have really nice ones.

39. kopkiwi

Posts: 102; Member since: May 31, 2013

I love how you sheep have buried the article down the page rather than having it as a headline piece like you would for an Android phone.

34. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Why this issue never happened with other companies? Why only Apple and Samsung?

50. maherk

Posts: 7096; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It happens to all OEMs, but Apple and Samsung are the most famous out of the bunch and they sell more than all other companies combined, that's why you hear more about Samsung and Apple phones catching fire. Here is a link showing that even your favorite OEM did deal with such cases.

56. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Thank you for pointing out that HTC is my favorite OEM not like the other dumbasses that they're telling all the time that I'm an Apple fan.

60. maherk

Posts: 7096; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ikr? Lol I always see them calling you an Apple fanboy lmao

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Production numbers? Apple produces 200M phones. Samsung produces 400M phones and sells 300M phones. Increased numbers means increased issues.

75. iushnt

Posts: 3187; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Just because we don't know doesn't mean it never happened.

30. kerginaldo17 unregistered

IPhone blasts have already killed 4 people.The Note 7 blasts none.Time to Apple recall the iTrash.

28. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

What ever you think of Apple or Samsung we need safer batteries. Last thing I want to happen is my house burning up because of a phone. I don't even charge over night now and try to be awake. Never leave the house with phone or tablet plugged up.

26. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Let see if Apple care to recall this. Nah! Cost too much money lol.

29. Nopers unregistered

Great idea, recall 70 million iPhone 7s on one case.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

There have been more than one iPhone 7 that caught fire. There have been more than one iPhone 6S that caught fire and more than one iPhone 6 that caught fire Apple had a 58% failure rate in a single quarter. How any you think were by fire?

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The article didn't mention the charger. I wonder if it was third party, if it was Apple probably won't replace it.

22. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Alan F, we all knew certain phones can have battery issues. The problem with Sammy was that the Note was happening in mass number over a short period of time right after launch. This is 6 months later and it's one phone. I think there might have been one more. The other was older models. Stevie Wonder could see the difference!

49. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Mass numbers? about 50 atucally caught fire brush...100 showed signs of over-hjeating. That si not a mass amount brush. That is based on 2 recalls. However after the first recall, only a few actually caught fire after that and then even after Samsung colelcted more than 1/2, everyoen else who had them including me, none of them ever exploded. So I fail to understand your definition of "mass amounts" there were not mass amounts because it was less then 50. Since Samsung made 4M of them before the final recall. 50ish out of 4,000,000 is hardly a mass amount. But here is a mass amount. In Q2 and 3 of 2016, Apple sold in 6 months about 140M iphone basedon sales of 5 selling models. The iPhoen 6, 6S and 7 later were the top sellers combined. 58% of them failed for LOTS OR REASONS...not one single reason. 140M and 58% is surely a mess amount. But I dont see you criticizing Apple over it. But you say 50ish amount of phone sof 4M, is a massive amount? Who's being the hypocrite here dude?

51. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The frikkin iPhone 7 blew up just days after it was released. FOOL! This was I believe the very first story of an iPhone 7 catching fire - That wsnt 6 months after its release dude. That was literally weeks. Considering most people who pre-ordered didnt get there phone until Novemberish! Once recent stray? A woman has just bought a brand new iPhoen 6S and it caught fire the very next day I think. A simple google of iPhone catching fire shows there are at least 100 unique stories of iPhone that caught fire. Most of them have been since the iPhone 6. You have enough iPhone stories to look at vs a few Note 7 stories. The Note 7 story is over bruh. The Note 7 isnt even begin sold right now. The iPhone 7 is and its still catching fire...DERP! You and Kiko007 must be bedmates!

9. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Is it a real iphone or a clone?....... I'm suspect of anything coming out of China


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

They ALL come out from China mate ;)

21. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

True....but I was referring to a clone iphone

6. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

waiting for EXCUSES..!!! what is WRONG Tim CRack..???


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Simple, it's her fault, everyone knows when charging you're phone, it has to face in Apple cupertino direction...

78. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Now that's original.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I bet you know who is having an orgasm typing one of those error laced essays right about now...

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