Chinese woman injures eye as Apple iPhone 5 explodes
posted by Alan F. / Aug 11, 2013, 10:46 PM
Li says that she could not open one of her eyes following the explosion, and felt debris going into her eye. The doctor noticed a mark on her eye, which was made by some material that had scratched her. Additionally, her eye was also red and inflamed.
The victim told Chinese media that she had purchased her Apple iPhone 5 in September 2012. She had dropped the phone once, which left a small dent in the top right corner of the screen where it exploded. She said though, that the phone was usable despite a small drop in responsiveness where the dent was. She also said that she was not expecting any compensation from Apple, but she did wonder why her friends' less expensive phones with a similar screen problem, didn't explode.
Apple's after-sales service department told Da Lian Evening News that it will investigate, but that the explosion would not normally be covered under the handset's warranty. Earlier this year, a Chinese flight attendant was killed by a lethal shock that came from her Apple iPhone 5 when she answered a call while the device was recharging.
source: DaLianEveningNews (translated) via ZDNet
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So nothing is going right for Fruit hahaha
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 10:48 PM 16
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Cheap fones and aftermarket charging cables, just dont mix, lol
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 11:40 PM 2
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alot of these injuries are happening in china, either it can be blamed on aftermarket cheap chargers or competitor bribing people to injure themselves for headline stories. nothing personal china but there has been long history of people doing stupid things there for money, selling kidney and kids.
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 1:56 AM 1
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alright fine, then how come its apple then samsung then apple then samsung and now again apple. all with same news of phone blowing up. i cant think of anyother company that hates each other more and is suing each other more than this. seems pretty obvious its all a setup.
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 3:39 AM 1
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"this message will self destruct in 40 minutes"
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 12:42 AM 0
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Apple: "She was holding it wrong ! "
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 10:50 PM 28
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Maybe the iphone 5 has a defect that can cause it to explode?
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 10:54 PM 2
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More like the earlier drop stressed the screen. Add in the extended use and resulting temperature increase caused the screen to burst. One more reason to provide a case for the iPhone. For that matter, for any smartphone.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 11:58 PM 0
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The next day it will be about Samsung. I think they're just trying to dig dirt about each other while the Chinese cannibalize their market share in China. So when will we hear news about a Chinese phone exploding or leaking? I thought these Chinese phones are supposed to be the more unreliable ones.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 11:00 PM 1
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Okay, I think common sense should dictate that if a customer calls or comes into a store and says their just exploded in my eye (mind out of the gutter fellas), the response should something a little more empathetic than, "explosion would not normally be covered under the phone's warranty". I'm sure that was just a bad choice of words, but that was a REALLY bad choice of words.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 11:01 PM 5
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Another day, another fruity explosion...
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 11:06 PM 10
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From this day forward, you can not say S-Plode, S-Bomb or anything related to Samsung phones exploding. If you do, well, I don't even have to finish the sentence because it's pretty obvious.
posted on Aug 11, 2013, 11:46 PM 4
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Getting tired of all this. Why always China? Not an Apple fan in anyway, my brand is always Samsung or htc.
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 12:07 AM 4
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I think that lethal shock was an iphone 4 or 4S (stainless steel frame) with an inappropriate unofficial charger.. please fix the article. :) its really sad to hear these accidents . specially the one I mentioned above(with those romantic photos of the couple :( ). .. the other iphone galaxy incidents was all from unofficial chargers or batteries.. but I think this one is a little strange
posted on Aug 12, 2013, 12:26 AM 0
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