iPhone catches fire, forces evacuation of aircraft

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68. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Wow...Do you suffer from some kind of reading disorder ?! AGAIN, that post again doesn't say ANYTHING about media loving to only report on Apple and not on Android !!! You can't just 'multiply that with android' its not a math puzzle. Just because apple's phones are blowing up doesn't mean everyone else's is. That is the point. Stop blaming it on media and own up to your responsibility. PS: When you start giving references of comments rather then a link to an actual article, its time to just shut up and stop embarassing yourself. 'nuff said.

71. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Read the original post that you are so anal about. I never said the media Only reports on Apple. Lol.... Nice try though broseph. Fact...media loves Apple. Get over it.

60. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No, user was not using poorly manufactured third party battery... user was using poorly manufactured apple's original battery... No wonder how apple make billions in profit

22. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

You made my day, PA.

39. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

FFS, GROW THE F#@K UP PEOPLE. These days trying to find an intelligent conversation in the comments section on PA is like trying to find oxygen in space. Instead we've got a bunch of preschoolers showing how mature they're not. At least try and act like you have anything relevant to contribute. I'll start, it's an electronic defect, I've seen tons of them in other devices when I worked in a repair shop when I was going to school, and it can happen to ANY company. Doesn't matter if it's Macintosh or Sparkomatic, s#@t happens, a bad solder joint, an electronic component gets too hot and falls out of tolerance, etc. Nothing's perfect, and nothing ever will be. Get it through your f#@king skulls.

40. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Lol. You are wrong. This doesn't happen on Android because it's made by fairies. Pixie dust prevents it from any defect.

42. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Well Apple don't have that! Yeah that's right, we do! They've unicorn urine, we've pixie dust. Go smoke it!

44. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Hey, way to prove my f#$king point guys. Apparently it's time to find a new place for news. Seems like no matter what article I went into on here, the fanboyism is so thick it's like trying to surf a wave of stupidity. If it's true that ignorance is bliss, 99% of the people on here must be on cloud 9.

62. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

dont be mad, your same point was told to if0ols thousands of time but they keep bashing android and keep singing the songs of apple's wonderfulness... so slowly slowly a resistance group is created on PA who shows the down side of apple... yes no electronic can be 100% perfect

75. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And this is also what I'm talking about. Resistance group? Really? Apple does things right and does things wrong. Who are you to tell people it's inferior. Let people like what they like. The problem on this and many other tech blogs is people go to extremes. Extreme love for their product, extreme hate for anything else. That leads to finding faults where there are none in the other devices, and overlooking faults in the stuff they like. That does no one any good. If any of those faults are to be fixed, we have to identify them. And I don't just mean faults with iOS or WP, but android and it's OEM's as well. For example, I like Motorola, but they need to put a decent camera sensor in their phones and give users access to all the settings (even if it's under an advanced section). But enough of this about wars and resistance. I'd assume most people on here could act like adults, so why not do so?

43. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Lucky not one got hurt. But still...maybe Apple not paying FoxConnn enough money to manufacture their phones properly...

49. cttan456

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Your guess is absolutely right. Apple is well known for squeezing the lowest cost out of contract manufacturers.

48. cttan456

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I never buy Apple products. You pay the highest price but you don't get the highest quality / specifications / functionality. RIP iPhone.

54. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Apple phones are garbage , its just for status quo . It has nothing to offer In today mobile tech world. Iphone can't multitask .. RIP iphone

79. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

iCHUMP6 : $850+ to over $1000+ for a phone with INFERIOR specs. JOKE.

55. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Isolated event.. Doesnt prove Apple makes leaking batteries! but it does show lack of safety protocols for such emergencies and proper personnel to handle them!

69. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

It is my hope that people start listening to us older tech entusiasts that have acquired the experience of battery powered electronic devices. Making something look pretty, doesn't equate to fullproof operation. I have consistently made references to the importance of having accessibility to a very fickle and most failed component in devices. The battery is the most important as well as the most ignored piece in a device. It is highly recommended that batteries be "visually" checked every 5-6 months for swelling and/or other physical damage that can be attributed to heavy usage. This article of news is nothing new. The extreme of it makes it news worthy. However, the common occurrences are far more prevalent that are never reported. Anyone that thinks they are immune just because it has never happened to them, are their own worst enemy. Why have insurance on an automobile? You've never had an accident. Why look both ways when crossing a street? You've never been hit. Why carry a spare tire if you've never had a flat? Why inspect your battery if you've never had charging issue or lack of holding a charge? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I would expect tech geeks to more proactive in trying to protect the power source of their devices rather than ignoring them. John B.

72. eckersley

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

The 1st and major reason this is newsworth is that it happened ON A PLANE- the first thought that screams at you on seeing smoke rise from someone's purse is TERRORISM. We've read of phones from several manufacturers -Apple especially- explode, burn their owners in their jeans pocket etc. so its neither about apple or peaches. PS. and i wonder how people, in this case, compare Apple with Android- a hardware vs an OS. Should u decide to compare at all, please do so appropriately- hardware vs hardware and software against software thanks

73. eckersley

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

The 1st and major reason this is newsworth is that it happened ON A PLANE- the first thought that screams at you on seeing smoke rise from someone's purse is TERRORISM. We've read of phones from several manufacturers -Apple especially- explode, burn their owners in their jeans pocket etc. so its neither about apple or peaches. PS. and i wonder how people, in this case, compare Apple with Android- a hardware vs an OS. Should u decide to compare at all, please do so appropriately- hardware vs hardware and software against software thanks

76. eckersley

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Microsoft should seize this opportunity and give her a Lumia 930. This could earn them some good publicity, and perhaps boost sales for that model, u know.

78. manzer

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

was she maybe charging the phone in her purse with a battery pack type charger?

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