First-ever iPhone XS Max explosion reported in Ohio, victim weighing legal action

An Ohio man allegedly went through an extremely traumatic event recently, as his three-week-old iPhone XS Max randomly caught fire and exploded in his pants pocket, causing minor property damage and dangerous smoke inhalation.
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107 Comments

76. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That one was fake , lol

13. Vancetastic

Posts: 1309; Member since: May 17, 2017

“Cursed” Note 7. So now a design flaw is a “curse.”

12. Vancetastic

Posts: 1309; Member since: May 17, 2017

...and here we go. At any rate, maybe the guy sat on it.

31. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

And why should that matter. I sit with phones in my back pocket for decades with no issues.

14. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Looking at the pictures, I see a phone that’s still more functional than a Note 9.

32. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

That's a lie

58. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Yeah as a very functional lighter.

77. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

In your dreams

100. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Looking at the comments, I see an iFan that's still more butthurt than any other phone owner.

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Why idiots have to put phones in their back pockets and then when it explodes, put the blame on companies??? Retards

34. Subie

Posts: 2363; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Are you then suggesting that when phones catch fire in someones front pocket, or shirt pocket the complaint is legit?

49. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

If the owner took care of the phone and never damaged the battery directly or indirectly, by bending/dropping the phone, etc. then yes! Because then the fault is with the battery itself and not the owner. But putting it in your back pocket already causes strain on the phone. Let alone the strain caused when you sit on it. That's why doing this makes the owner an idiot. I hope I was clear :-)

51. Subie

Posts: 2363; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I agree, sitting on these devices is pretty stupid.

89. mootu

Posts: 1517; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Where in the article does it say he sat on it? How do you know the size of his back pockets causes strain on a phone? Not everyone is a skinny jeans wearing snowflake. You need to stop assuming things, it makes YOU look like the idiot.

22. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Lmao!! :)))

23. stijnvbml

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Battery’s can explode. Though unlikely, one in like a few million battery’s just explode unfortunately.

24. cmdacos

Posts: 4203; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

All phones are susceptible to this. Apple still wins though in terms of deaths by iPhone and iPad battery issues.

25. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1420; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

There have been a few iPhone electrocutions over the years. Also some by charging and catching fire related deaths.

26. Whitedot

Posts: 810; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Surely it's not enough. As if Apple was not aware of that. At least they could offer free extra phone and of course two fast charges for free. But Tim says: no no no no no NOOOO...

27. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Fruit company: Nothing wrong with it because it meets our company's standard!

56. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

No no.. They will say, it EXCEEDS the company's standard..

66. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

toilet dude! u escaped again...

74. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

You taking Apple in the rear like that dog is trying to do.

29. gamehead unregistered

Apple took notes from Samsung I see

33. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

iPhones have caught fire long be4 the Note 7 did.

30. iCloud

Posts: 125; Member since: May 15, 2014

Here is my opinion. Firstly all electronics will have a faulty one, doesn't matter android phones or iphones or laptops basically anything that has a battery can cause issues. Secondly it being mentioned that the person had it in their back pocket, I bet he had forgotten many times and has sat it on it many times (who keeps it in their back pocket lol). Lastly if you feel something is catching fire in your back pocket take your pants off man lol, who cares there are people around.

35. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Millions of people carry phones in there back pocket and I am one of them and have done so for years with no issue.

42. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

When the iphone 5 launched they had problems with them bending, most commonly in Europe, from being sat on in the back pocket. It's possible him sitting on it put pressure and stress on the battery, doesn't take much with how thin and fragile today's phones are.

101. iCloud

Posts: 125; Member since: May 15, 2014

You might be a person to be careful of not sitting on it but unfortunately some people do. As Loneninja mentioned this phones are thin and fragile. A few times it might squish some contacts and catch on fire.

40. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Another generation of Apples over priced phone catching fire, I don't even consider this news worthy, it's been happening for years. When you mass produce phones in China you are bound to get a few duds.

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