It's happened: exploded iPhone 7 spotted in the wild
posted by Ben R. / Sep 29, 2016, 9:42 AM
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.
Posts: 515; Member since: Apr 28, 2014
And it will keep happening, its general problem with these new Waterproof phones, thigtly sealed , its bound to explode.
posted on Sep 29, 2016, 9:44 AM 11
Posts: 452; 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
posted on Sep 29, 2016, 9:46 AM 3
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"...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.
posted on Sep 29, 2016, 10:06 AM 53
Posts: 4061; 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.
posted on Sep 29, 2016, 12:15 PM 6
Posts: 17041; 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.
posted on Sep 29, 2016, 3:30 PM 2
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Apple copied even this feature from Samsung !
posted on Sep 29, 2016, 9:57 AM 43
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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.....???
posted on Sep 29, 2016, 2:51 PM 0
Posts: 126; 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......!!!!
posted on Sep 29, 2016, 5:21 PM 0
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Waterproof sealing is not a general contributor to exploding battery issues.
posted on Sep 29, 2016, 10:02 AM 8
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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?
posted on Sep 29, 2016, 10:04 AM 4
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