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

With myriad reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices having forced Samsung into a recall, Apple's iPhone 7 has enjoyed a comparatively smooth....
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178. tedkord

Posts: 17090; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

A day later, still waiting. Idiot.

187. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. That's tedkord for you.

54. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Really? Because no one was saying that when it was the Note 7. How about this fact. The Note 7 is not the first water-proofed smartphone and it won't be the last. But history has shown that even though batteries explode, it doesn't happen often. Also, how do you explain iPhone that have exploded that weren't water-proofed. It's so amazing when its Apple, there is always an excuse given; but when its another OEM...Oh they have spotty quality control.

55. maherk

Posts: 6679; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It has nothing to do with waterproofing. People fail to realize that even Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Teslas do explode. No gadget is 100% safe from it, and the more you sell, the higher the rate of defective units that might explode.

58. Feanor

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Sony has been waterproofing their headsets for years, I didn't hear many of them exploding. Can you back up somehow your claim?

101. AlikMalix unregistered

Sony does not sell by 10s of millions each month. Also see post #55.

173. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Samsung makes exploding washing machines too now. Apple needs to catch up.

177. swephone

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

by thinking logical to me it looks like there have been external force on the box and the phone inside got damaged so the battery got punctered causing the "explosion". look at the box in the pictures on 9to5mac . (cant post link since i just registred) phonearena please include all the pictures in the artical so people can draw their own conclusion!

188. Andr01d

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

I think PA should actually add all the photos of the article, it can be a little misinforming, well, maybe they published this news before the last update, but in that case they still have the responsibility of updating theyr own articles, too. Well, without further ado, here are the other pics.: imgur(dot)com/a/LrhYz It seems obvious that the phone did not explode by itself, something sharp might have hit the package with a lot of strength which caused the phones after mentioned "Explosion" inside the packaging, also explains the way the phone is bent and the fact that the person did not receive a ball of flames at his doorstep.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hopefully this is just a one time incident. If not, I want to see what the excuses the Apple Apologists will come up with.

5. IT-Engineer

Posts: 497; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Your charging it wrong ?

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This time, it's "You're delivering it wrong"

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly! Lmao!

160. lyndon420

Posts: 6445; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

He could have received it wrong. Tim will have lots to say on this I'm sure.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014


56. mahima

Posts: 714; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

you order it wrong!

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Same as the Samsung ones did I guess? "No-one died yet" "Pffft, 25 out of the 1000 are lying so it's all fake", "they used the wrong charger" etc. Saved you some time there. You're welcome. :)

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

I always find it hilarious when you iPhone fans post stuff about Samsung fans as if I'm one of them. Lmao! Thanks for the laugh! ;)

67. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I just posted what the Samsung fans have been saying, nothing more. :)

82. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Except that isn't what they were saying. They have said the facts. The facts were nearly 100 phones actually showed an issue of overheating and roughly 1/2 were claimed to have exploded, in which half were found to be scams or false claims to begin with. Out of 2.5M phones that were shipped, roughly 1.5M actually reach customers hands. There was only "ONE" confirmed case of an injury So the fact Samsung went to retailers and carriers directly and stop the sales before the feds got involved, saved millions of people the pain that one did suffer. 1M people have replaced their potentially effected device. The facts shows that only 70% of the phones shipped actually had the faulty battery. However when Samsung stopped the sales, that helped many not get sold. which was smart. I've read 1000's of post of what you claimed fans were saying, and your post is an outright fabrication of the actual truth.

88. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

100 is the number reported from the US alone. That number increases when you gather all the reported issues globally.

122. sissy246

Posts: 6956; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That was total globally

129. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

In which planet? Remember these 92 cases are in the U.S. only, so there are likely many more that have been reported globally. Remember these 92 cases are in the U.S. only, 92 cases are in the U.S. only, U.S. only

152. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

92 were battery issues not fires. Of all the fires it was around 30 andd 26 were false claims. The Jeep was a false claim. The 6 year old also a false claim it wasn't even a note7. The white car fire wasn't cause by a note 7 either.

139. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

But I don't live in those countries. One of those incidents was reported to have been cause by external means. I live in the USA. I didnt fact check what happens overseas, because unless Samsung give an official number from overseas, you really have no way of knowing. I stated only the facts of the country I live in.

97. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

"only" 70% had the faulty battery, oh, that's ok then. :\ You're twisting the figures more than I am with your 100 phones showing issues and "roughly half were false"... The "no-one died yet" and "using the wrong charger" comments I saw mentioned many times so YOU get YOUR facts straight. I never even said if they were right or wrong, just that they were want the Samsung fans were saying which is true - the fact you're getting so defensive says a lot more about you than me.

141. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I never said it was ok. What I did say, is that 70% had a faulty battery. Here are the facts. Samsung shipped 2.5M. Out of all the ones that were actually shipped to the USA, which was roughly about 1M, the vast majority did not have a faulty battery. Samsung simply recalled them all equally. The fact is, All of T-Mobile came from China and possess the ATL battery. That is a fact. So that means however many T-Mobile had 100% of them were safe phones. Samsung stated that roughly 400,000 phones actually had the faulty batter. The vast majority of those were sold in their own home country. So, that only left room for a few to get here. I dont think any of the US carriers sell the International version of the phone. But I do know when its come to Apple and Samsung, the vast majority of the phones are usually made in China. The fact is the vast majority of the phones were not effected that came to the USA. I never said, that 70% of the phone being possibly faulty was ever acceptable. See how you cronies act? You always try to put words in peoples mouths.

161. lyndon420

Posts: 6445; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Thousands of posts in one day?

186. Leo_MC

Posts: 6378; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Samsung wouldn't have been stupid to lose 1 billion dollars (and 10-20 billion dollars market cap) for 100 defective units, it would have paid (if necessary) a few k in damages and denied everything. So the problem was with most of the units, delivered to customers.

13. Unordinary unregistered

I hope you dont own a washing machine from Samsung. Theyre exploding now also
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