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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180 Comments

150. AlikMalix unregistered

He was specifically talking about doing this just to replace their phone!!!! READ HIS COMMENT YOU IGNORAMUS!!!

159. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That doesn't nulify my point. Those who do it just to replace the phone, certainly do so in attemps to further worsen the damages, and harm Samsung's brand image by increasing the count of exploding Note7. They'll not mind doing it, given that they can walk away with a new Note7, anyways. Like I said, con artist do take advantage of the Note7 issue. Heck, competitor OEMs and ivals in the smartphone market could as well explode the Note7 on purpose, to further increase insecurities in the mind of consumers in general, thus seizing some customers from Samsung. Many rivals and haters could be exploding the device on purpose, so as to take advantage of this explosion issue in one way or the other. So, exploding the Note7 on purpose isn't all about "just to get a new one " it's also to hurt Samsung further. It isn't "stupid" as you ignorantly claim, it's calculated stab against the OEM they hate.

59. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Well, there you have it. It can happen to anyone. Now stop trolling.

64. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

See that's just it , it can happen to anyone or anything with these batteries.

71. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Now you got it boys! iExplode 7, tit for tat!

74. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dear God.......another one.......

77. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

BTW, non of them is of my taste, I'm waiting for Moto "Zexploides"

110. aegislash

Posts: 1435; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

A single iPhone 7 may have exploded, but at least Apple isn't sinking into the ground like a certain company in your username.

138. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I prefer my favorite company slam down into the ground rather than making smartphones that explode and cause losing of money and health and of course reputation, and beware this sinking into ground company made what you hold near your ear and talk to people.

75. gregrichards

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

Glad the user wasn't injured that's the most important thing. Hopefully Apple will be able to look at the phone and figure out what happened. No product is guaranteed to be fault free no matter who makes it.

76. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

This is an awful year...

78. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Since most phones now will have a sealed battery, when one exploded (no matter which OEM), the question should be asked: When the phone exploded, what was the phone doing? If said person was charging phone, then it should be asked were they using the phone original boxed charger and cable. If it is a yes, then the next question should be, where was the phone charging? Was in in a car or in a window or near a heat source? if not, then was the phone being charged on a solid cooled surface like a table or counter? Because I and I am sure others are guilty of charging a phone and laying it on the chair or couch we are on which has a soft surface. I noticed with my Note 7, that even when I am not charging it and I lay it down on the couch and display is on, the phone will start to get fairly warm. The conclusion I drew was, because the phone is sealed due to water-proofing, that leave little room for heat to escape because all the holes have been sealed. So the only escape route is the rear glass or the display. If you lay either on a soft surface, then the escaping heat is heating up the cloth and thus making the phone hotter which causes it to explode. On a phone with a metal back, the metal is doing the same. Its getting hot, it is laying on a soft surface which is also heating up and the phone is getting hotter thus causing it to exploded. It seems the simple solution is the same ones PC's have. When the phone reaches a certain temperature, it should just power off or sleep until it cools down to a safe temperature. Such a control shouldn't be hard to put in a phone.

83. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3090; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This will teach them a lesson and won't charge the customers 900+$ for exploding piece of garbage.

84. mudcat626

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

A powered off phone, in new packaging exploding? I would like to see a photo of the top of the box and I would think from the heat, the top should be burned and cellophane starting to melt. People do strange things to iPhones........makes me think things.....

90. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Since Apple makes their own chargers that use a non-standard universal connection, then apple should fixed the phone and the charger so that the phone only works with licensed and verified chargers and cables. Or design the phone to where is a faulty or incompatible charger is used, the phone powers down or off. Since Samsung uses a standard port, this may be harder to do. But Samsung uses a fair thick cable and their chargers are 2AMP. Any slight variation in current, stop charging. Phone reaches a certain temperature, stop charging or power off. People may get mad, but being mad is better than being injured or dead.

92. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Apparently any device which has a '7' number explodes ?

93. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Any stupid person knows that this is a Samsung fan propaganda. Samsung lovers, play another game please.

96. maherk

Posts: 6679; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Did you check your comment before posting it? You are implying that you're stupid for believing that lol

151. AlikMalix unregistered

Oh, you noticed that too? LoL

154. maherk

Posts: 6679; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I did lol

179. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Have you read his past comments? He is stupid.

94. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn, that's a trip. I wonder if this is an issue due to new battery tech.

98. Clars123

Posts: 1073; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

This is getting ridiculous

100. tangbunna

Posts: 444; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

that's easy to make the phone explode like this. just microwave the new-in-box iphone 7 for 5 seconds. done.

104. mudcat626

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Why does the color look like rose gold instead of matt black like the article states? Also why does it have black bezels instead of white? Something very shady here....

106. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Because it is a Note 7 lol.

108. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

The pain from you is real.

180. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Real and overwhelming.

135. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The black iphone has black bezels and you are seeing the metal after the paint was burnt off.

105. whatev

Posts: 2114; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Finally good news! *Said a Samsung fanboy* lol
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