French teen injured by shards from exploding iPhone's screen

French teen injured by shards from exploding iPhone's screen
Here's yet another incident that occurred in the Aix-en-Provence in southern France resulting in an injury caused by an exploding Apple iPhone. The French teenager involved only suffered an eye injury after his girlfriend's iPhone started making a hissing noise with the screen suddenly shattering afterwards – sending shards in the air right at him. Luckily though, he didn't lose an eye during the accident. Another event that happened in Britain a few weeks ago resulted in Apple offering a refund for an exploding iPod as long as the family signed a confidentiality agreement. No word yet if Apple is doing the same for this latest incident involving their venerable device. So if you start hearing the same noise, just put it down and walk away as far as possible so your eyes can at least gaze at the unfolding event.

via The Register

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18 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha lol...nice.

2. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Wow Apple what are you doing? Your gonna get a big ass law suit if you don't get it together.

5. VSS_55

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Maybe... but not from the "cheese-eating surrender monkeys". (credit to anyone who knows were the quotes from.)

7. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

the simpsons, round springfield right?

10. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Yes it was...

3. davidneary01

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 25, 2008

its all a game till someone loses an eye..seriously though, this is going from internet fodder to serious concerns for apple and iphone owners..

4. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

If my iPod ever explode and I turned out injured they will be expecting a big law suit from me. Haha the iPhone isn't perfect after all as everyone is hyping it up to be. The omnia II will dominate, and if there is a o3 that will Be a beast(hopefully)

6. neutrality

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

Seriously? By signing a confidentiality agreement, all they got was a refund? That's pathetic, I would have tooted that horn for as long as it would play. Could have gotten more than a refund.

13. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Confidentiality... I bet a little more than a refund was given... but they can't say now, can they?

8. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

discoloration from overheating, explosion, glass blast, what next ? so much for the so-called ground-breaking phone...

9. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Did you all know the word "gullible" was written in this article??....

11. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I googled the situation and there was a TV News Station that did some research and found at least 15 incidents in the United States and also mentioned these two instances which are outside of the United States. This seems to effect the Iphone and the Ipod Touch.

12. jsnika

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 23, 2008

next in apples accessory line up is fire retardant pouches and eye protection

14. ThatOneGuy

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 14, 2009

??? Yeah, let's not mention that the iPhone was left in the Sun (Heat). Which causes that response.... Of course not. "My iPhone just ramdonly blew up on me." ??? :-( Apple could have paid them just to prevent negative media, (which they feed on) true or not, people will believe what they want to believe.

16. pthomas

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 14, 2009

ummm, I've left my Storm in the sun and it's never exploded on me?

15. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

ok apple, just a little bit of advice. GET UR SHIT TOGETHER OR UR GONNA HAVE ONE HELL OF A YEAR PAYIN PPL FOR UR CRAPPY PHONE DISASTERS!

17. MTLance unregistered

Oh wow, I actually owned an iPhone I wonder what should I actually afraid of. I mean do you actually wanna hang around with people with iPhones or just stay away from iPhone users. LMAO

18. endokun83

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

Ifrag Grenade...S....FTW!!!!!

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