It's happened: exploded iPhone 7 spotted in the wild

With Samsung busily trying to round up potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7 units the world over, the company has also been dogged by reports that its other devices -- from the Galaxy S7 edge to the ageing Galaxy Note 2 -- have similar problems. Given that rival Apple is currently amid the launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the Korean firm's plight could not have been more ill-timed. A photo spotted on Reddit may just allow the folks at Sammy a wry smile, however, for yes -- it's an apparently crispy, charred iPhone 7

Galaxy Note 7 devices have been catching fire left and right whilst on charge but according to Redditor kroopthesnoop, his matte black iPhone 7 exploded before it even arrived at his door. The device, as you can see up close by clicking the image above, bears the oh-so-familiar look of a burnt handset, but without the typical Samsung branding. 

At this point, there aren't too many details to go along with the image. When asked by a fellow Reddit user for some kind of backstory, kroopthesnoop replied:

As you may notice, the inside packaging also seemed to take a hit but the box, in general, looks remarkably intact given the state of the iPhone. 

We'll take this with a pinch of salt for now, particularly given the scarcity of any details. This is apparently the first incident of an exploding iPhone 7, so owners needn't worry too much for now. We will, however, keep our eyes peeled for any further developments. 

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source: Reddit via BGR

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1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

And it will keep happening, its general problem with these new Waterproof phones, thigtly sealed , its bound to explode.

3. IT-Engineer

Posts: 535; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

If more fruits explode. Then I believe that Sammy and Apple should have a serious word with the battery manufacturer supplier or Foxconn

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"...but without the typical Samsung branding." This doesn't sound fair PA. You sound like you're ready to put the blame on Samsung if it was not Apple. And one thing, will you guys stop adding photos of devices that don't relate to the news on most of every article? For example, the photo of the exploded iPhone related to the happening is meaningful, but the rest is a waste of data and space.

87. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

What has happened to the top tier brands these days. They should better focus on this battery issues... Or else people will start boycotting these brands.

95. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I don't know, but PA seems to have hired a bunch of new iFan authors that have 0 writing ability whatsoever. No editing or revision is visible on any article these days and informative pieces like Michael H.'s usual works are rarer than before.

132. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Michael actually left for a while. I'm not sure that he's actually back full time. But, yes his articles were the best. He actually had a knowledge of tech that was well above the other authors of this site.

175. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

I really like how phone arena puts normal pictures in its familiar form, to defuse the actual article. Well played PA

11. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Apple copied even this feature from Samsung !

22. sukrith2194 unregistered

No... Samsung copied this feature from iPhones! Before the Samsung fiasco iPhones were the ones that exploded left and right and even caused harm to the owners!

26. shady_maniac

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

It started hissing so the delivery boy set it on fire

65. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

That username, lol =D

103. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Wonder where all those dunb trolls are saying "samsung is low quality crap" . I guess they all now have that same crap, just with less features lol

112. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude you are killing me... So funny!!! lolololololololololololol +1


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Sorry my estimated Laggdroid but that one is fake, look at the wrap around the box is intact can't be like that after catching fire, and tell me how could that happen when a phone never been turn on.....???

133. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Devices don't need to be turned on for lithium ion batteries to burn. Besides, it had been turned on. Do you really believe that iPhones go out of the factor that haven't been on at least once?


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Nice try Galaxy Nuke 7 but it doesn't add up

163. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It adds up quite clearly. Devices with li-ion batteries can blow up off external heat. The actual device being turned on isn't a necessity.


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Any lithium battery exposed to intense Heat yes can catch fire, but there's a box with intact cellophane not burned with a burning device ......??? Sorry dude but that is so real as the 3 Nuke 7 you owned......!!!!

16. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Waterproof sealing is not a general contributor to exploding battery issues.

35. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

* is.

79. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

How about Sony phones? LOL

89. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Yupp... Sony has done a remarkable job in waterproofing their smartphones.....

126. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

that's right... Sony phones are waterproof and don't have any issue...

157. cheetah2k

Posts: 2230; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I've not seen or heard of any Sony phones burning.. Sounds like I need to ditch the S7 for a ZX

158. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

18. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Probably one of the butthurt note fans trying to retaliate for sammy.. Wouldn't be surprised if more of this starts to happen from here on. Btw, why did PA pull out the exploded galaxy phone article that happened in the phillipines a few hours ago?

53. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Oh the denial

134. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Wow, you sound like Donald Trump after a debate. Excuses, excuses, conspiracy theories.

137. Kumar123 unregistered

Funny that's what you sound like with your every post.

155. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Link me to a single conspiracy theory I've posted. I'll wait.

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