Self-combusting iPhone caught on camera
posted by Nick T. / Jul 03, 2012, 2:56 AM
Once again, we have a story about a phone that caught fire for no apparent reason. Like the one with the Samsung Galaxy S III, which started smoking while being charged, or the iPhone that self-combusted on-board a regional flight in Australia last year.
Henri Helminen, 17, was on his way to work on Monday morning when inexplicably, his iPhone started smoking badly. The smartphone, which was resting in his pocket, was just over three months old and worked just fine prior to the accident. Thankfully, he managed to take the blazing handset out of his pocket and toss it on the ground before suffering any major injuries. Video of the event was captured by a nearby security camera.
So far, there is no word as to what caused the iPhone to self-incinerate. However, it might have something to do with the device's lithium-ion battery. If short-circuited by accident, a Li-Ion cell can get hot enough to melt a phone. What do you, guys, think might have happened? Feel free to watch the video and share your opinion with us by dropping a comment.
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Thinking what will Apple say about this?? You're holding the Iphone wrong...!
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 3:02 AM 42
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I think Apple will actually ask, "well what type of pants was he wearing"
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 4:02 AM 33
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official apple reply... nothing happened you were seeing dust on the security camera lens that appeared to be smoke. The iPhone does NOT self ignite because the fine people at apple would tell you if it would do so and no one told you your iPhone could self ignite so it simply can not do so or ... if you simply do not place the phone in a confined space like a pocket it would not be able to build up heat and ignite why on earth would you want to spend so much on such a fine device and hide it in a pocket what the hell is wrong with you if you have a problem with it getting hot you can get a batman utility belt with iPhone holster and built in cooling fan
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 6:40 PM 1
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There's been way more incidents of the iphone exploding vs ONE SGS3.
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 3:05 AM 24
Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012
But there is more iPhone users out there compared with galaxy . Remember I am comparing iPhone with galaxy s. Not iPhone with android
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 3:22 AM 2
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Be specific dude!! It's not iphone with android but with galaxy s.... then what version of iphone? Ah I know now iphone from 2007 until 2012 including iphone 5 or the new iphone are the same. Obviously yes. Father, are you not feel bored about it?! Lol!! You're iphone is losing it's crowning glory, having an os that most android users enjoy using it when android eclair was released. We will be having a party with jelly bean, you're welcome to join but make sure JB is installed in your iphone. Lol!!
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 8:44 AM 3
Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012
Actually I plan to change into a galaxy nexus . I wanted a OneX but updates are slower . Sales show the there are more iPhone 4/4S vs galaxy s2/s3 combined . I am just pointing out a fact . I hate you type of fanboys that Bash people just because I say something negative against android If I state a fact , doesn't mean I owned an iPhone
posted on Jul 04, 2012, 4:35 AM 0
Karma has given Apple the sign of what will happens if ban the competitor device
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 3:24 AM 24
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Samsung should have patented it.
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 3:26 AM 11
iPhone Cooking eyesheep alive. :D
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 3:45 AM 12
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Are we sure that the phone wasn't a replacement or a repaired unit from a third party shop, like the one in Australia? Not an iPhone fan, but they generally don't combust. There could have been some extenuating circumstances.
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 3:46 AM 4
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Nice Feature. Apple will surely implement it in iPhone 5. And their sales will break the previous records because it will be widely used by Terrorists.
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 4:04 AM 9
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I hope the kids alright. If that were me, i would have left it on my pocket pretending I didn't notice till it started to burn me badly. Then i would have sued in vengeance of Samsung. Just me being insane here move along....DON'T RELPY!!!!!
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 5:28 AM 3
Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012
When the recent SGS3 burnt or something, people said Apple was behind it. So, is it ok if I say Samsung is behind this? No. Things happen. Cud have been worst. Hope the guy is alright. I just hope my Xperia S doesn't burn while I'm driving, I'd panic and crash! Lol
posted on Jul 03, 2012, 7:55 AM 0
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