Eighth grade student's Apple iPhone bursts into flames while in her pocket

Eighth grade student's Apple iPhone bursts into flames while in her pocket
Anyone who doubts that the Apple iPhone is still a hot item need only to read this story. This morning, an eighth grader at Kennebunk Middle School in Maine, was walking in the hallway of the school when things got a little warm for her. Apparently, the unnamed student's iPhone burst into flames while still in her pocket. Luckily, she had the presence of mind to "stop, drop and roll", and that maneuver might have prevented her from receiving more serious injuries.

The student still ended up with minor burns and was transported to Southern Maine Medical Center where she was treated and released. Even though she was cleared to return to school, officials there decided to allow her to take the rest of the day off to recover. While no other students were in danger of getting injured, the rest of the student body were told to stay put until the situation was resolved, which it was after 20 minutes.

Back in November 2011, we told you about an iPhone unit that started smoking on a regional flight in Australia, which might have been the result of a problem with the battery on the device. As for today's incident, so far there is no explanation for why the handset burst into flames.

source: PressHerald via BGR

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75 Comments

1. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Well, it's not like one more flaming iPhone will change anything, right?

62. techaman unregistered

i bet you get this on fox news for them to investigate people being killed by there iphones and kids burned that will kill apple sales. i wonder how much they are paying for them to keep it off the air.

72. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Some Fox News anchors, along with Rush Limbaugh, seem to think that the iPhone is a great symbol of conservatism, and that conservative people should pick iPhones because that's just the most American thing to do. I don't know why the media does this kind of garbage... telling their viewers that they should get iPhones because that makes them more 'conservative'. It is really ridiculous. No wonder we don't hear about this kind of thing on Fox News!

64. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

You must have been one of the guyz who thought, iPhones electrocuting and killing people were as a result of fake accessories. Now that the cases of exploding iphones are being reported in Apple's home country; there you go. o_O

2. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Another day another :) .......

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

let me finish the sentence - idiot with an iphone....had money to burn, along with their phone...

3. GeekMovement unregistered

Hm.. I'm really curious and interested as to knowing the reason it bursted into flames this time. Something's fishy...

57. night_elf

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

cheap manifacuting and crapy parts.

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

why the hell does a 13 year old have an iPhone?

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

In California, dumb parents buy their kids iphones quite a bit, then they call in and whine that their kid lost the phone at school...

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You live in Maine, this story was about a little girl in Maine. Why on earth did you callout Cali dude? I'm just not understanding that. Am I to believe people in Maine don't buy their kids iPhones?

17. javac

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

didnt you know? all iphones sales come from california alone

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol rite +1

28. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I live in Cali now and have lived in Maine for many years from about ages 2-21

48. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

California locals never refer to their state as "Cali" :P .... absolutely no relevance to the subject matter so I shall shut up now. (Proud Android user)

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I know several that do.

29. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Maine has far less population than Cali - I called out Cali because it happens here, and it does happen else wheres...next time I will call out 48 of the 50 states - my bad :-)

49. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

♪Carlifornia...knows how to farty♪

16. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

I know right, iphone's are way to dumbed down for a girl that age! Just kidding :) poor girl

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because she has good tastes?

54. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

its not about good taste, this is called marketing(mind controlling) which is much easier on kids....

45. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

no 8-13yr old doesn't need a iPhone. most kids now and days are spoiled rotten

74. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

so now you have a glimpse where is our entire plannet headed to:- Slavery to the system willingly

56. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That kinda was the pretend new market for their pretend new product segment with the 5c.

58. Ravens

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Haha I like this question. My question is why does this 13 year old even need a phone. Boy have times changed. I don't know if I'm just old school, But 13 is still not an age I think my kids need such a device haha, unless they plan to pay their own bills. Ya ya, I know the typical arguments like emergencies blah blah, still not convinced though :P

61. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

well i understand why they may need one, if they usually stay at school late or go to friends house and stuff to let their parents know but a feature phone is fine for that they don't need an iPhone

63. techaman unregistered

all little kids have them now its for music and instagram. adults have android windows ect.

73. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

fasion :\

5. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Seems darkjedii was right. iPhones are still the hottest mobiles out.

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol +1

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