Report: Apple is investigating a pair of exploding iPhone 6s Plus units



The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not the only smartphone that has had problems with explosions. Recently, a number of iPhone units have caught on fire including an Apple iPhone 7 Plus, an Apple iPhone 7 and a pair of Apple iPhone 6s Plus models. According to a report published today, Apple is now investigating the explosions dealing with the iPhone 6s Plus.

The explosion that rocked the iPhone 6s Plus belonging to Yvette Estrada took place overnight. "I heard a sizzling, then we heard the pop and the whole fire was coming out of the screen," Estrada said. Acting quickly, her husband threw the flaming handset into a sink of water which defused the situation. The phone got so hot that it burned two Apple Watch stands on the dresser.

The other incident reportedly under investigation by Apple is one that saw an iPhone 6s Plus explode while inside a student's back pants pocket in the middle of a classroom. The student, Darin Hlavaty said that the battery was dead at the time, and the phone was not plugged in.

Apple will no doubt take a public relations hit for the exploding iPhone units. But something darker lurks underneath. When Ms. Estrada spoke with Apple about her exploding iPhone 6s, the tech titan offered her a new charger, replacements for the two Apple Watch stands that were destroyed, and a new iPhone 6s. Apple told her that she could upgrade to the Apple iPhone 7 if she pays for the upgrade. Not a smart move there, fellows. You should be trying to smooth things over with the person who was nearly maimed or killed by your product. Otherwise, the amount of money you're asking her to pay to upgrade to an iPhone 7 will be multiplied by a factor of (insert very large number) in court.

source: BGR, ABC30

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iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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102 Comments

1. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This not looking good. No more charging over night while sleeping. Good grief.

4. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

using dash charger on OP3!! f**k charging time headache!!

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This likely isn't a charging issue and more an issue with the bending (that thing that doesn't exist for iFans). Stress on the battery cells from bending is likely causing the batteries to explode while charging or not. The problem will likely happen more with iPhone 6/plus units going forward just like with touch disease.

87. AlikMalix unregistered

That's actually precisely what I think.

44. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Dash charging on the OP3 is amazing Especially how you can play games and still charge at a decent rate without throttling

61. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Apple told her that she could upgrade to the Apple iPhone 7 if she pays for the upgrade. Typically apple response, smh.

102. AlikMalix unregistered

She paid for an iPhone 6 - Apple has. O problem replacing the device with a new iPhone 6 - why should Apple give her an iPhone 7?

2. iFartarena

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Ouch! Get your popcorns everyone.

6. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

let me get the Note 7 for making more for others !! stinson_out

8. acruzlu unregistered

Legen... wait for it... dary.

3. acruzlu unregistered

Truthwins? Question the credibility of any news outlet as usual in 3..2..1!

5. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Don't forget Dimrod and bubbadoesnt.

14. acruzlu unregistered

Forgot about those 2 as well, thanks for reminding me 14545. Thanks!

7. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Apple and Samsung competing over who can make the best Popcorn Phones!!! Blame the ever slimming phones.

15. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

This is just another example of why we need new battery technology that's safer and more efficient. It doesn't matter which company it is, we consumers deserve better.

29. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

SolidEnergy battery is fire resistant.

33. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Introducing the brand new, ultra-secure, SlowCharge FatFone. Because your personal security matters most.

38. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

83. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

You've been hiding? You don't post on Wp articles....

85. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I lurk occasionally...try not to post much anymore because PA's site is absolute crap. Have to turn off the ad blocker just to be able to post a comment, but then the website becomes an infested, stuttering mess. Basically have to prepare for a comment like it's a surgical strike, making sure the defenses are down for as little time as possible.

9. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Were these units ever owned by Samsung or maybe even Google? I smell some fish.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oh yeah of course you do because it's apple.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

I guess Apple doesn't build 'em to last, considering the 6s Plus only came out a year ago. Crappy software and eroding build quality...Apple needs a complete overhaul in the QC department.

19. Unordinary unregistered

A year VS 3 days on the market with the Note 7. Lmao.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Why do you think I give 2 shts about Samsung and their Note 7's? All you did was prove how bumburned you are by deflecting from the topic at hand. Typical trolling i$#33p tactic when Apple is placed in a negative light. Lmao!

24. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

just because it's been a year doesn't mean that a phone should not be safe. "hey its been a year guys, lets make sure they explode so buyers have to pay money for the iphone 7 upgrade"

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. But the $#33p don't see this.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think that's what he was saying. I think he's pointing out the hypocrisy in his comment.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

You using the word "hypocrisy" is the purest form of hypocrisy there is.

70. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Considering you are a hypocrite, I feel it justified.

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