Video captures Apple iPhone 6 Plus exploding inside an Australian repair store



A couple bringing their Apple iPhone 6 Plus into a phone repair store in Queensland Australia because of a cracked screen and battery life problems, escaped harm after the handset exploded just minutes after they entered the repair store. Watching the video, we can see the phone owner holding his iPhone 6 Plus in front of the repairman. Suddenly, there is an explosion and a cloud of smoke obscures the handset.

According to the repairman, he had just removed the Otterbox case from the iPhone 6 Plus and was ready to give the device a longer look-see. The owner then picked up the phone and applied what was called "normal" pressure to the screen, and that set off the explosion. The force of the blast removed the screen from the phone. A fire extinguisher was used to stop the handset from smoking.

The repair store evacuated its employees and had to remain shut for the entire day. The incident took place on March 13th, and there is no word about any subsequent action being taken by the phone owner, the repair shop or by Apple.

You can check out video of the incident, captured on the repair store's CCTV camera, by clicking on the video at the top of the story.

source: ViralHog

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144 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There's two sides to every story. What did the couple do to the phone beforehand? Has it been repaired before by the shop? Did they use a crappy cable? So many scenarios here.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO Make up those excuses because it's a iPhone.

14. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

You can see that the phone has been dropped and screen is shattered. Then he starts pressing on the broken screen. any one with a brain would know it would short out and it would short out the battery.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Okay... What I meant by "what exactly caused it", I'm talking about not being sure if this iPhone 6 Plus explosion was an honest incident or deliberate foul play.

21. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

A phone in a pocket would be under more pressure than the pressure being put by this man, so why aren't we hearing about​ phones with shattered screens exploding in people's pockets?

22. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No offence man, but you'd have to be wearing some TIGHT ass paints in order for something like that to happen. I'm talking Lenny Kravitz tight.

25. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It doesn't matter how tight your pants are, if you sit with your phone in your pocket, pressure will be put on your phone no matter what. The man barely pressed on the screen, it's not like he was jumping on his phone.

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's false. The pants don't have to be tight. The reason that phone bent in peoples pockets is, from the front, the phone doesn't sit all the way in the pocket. So when you sit that part of your waist is bent and thus the phone sticking out is bending with your body. Or in your back pocket when you sit, Do you ever really think things out? You don't know how something can happen? The iPhone Plus models all stick out at least 1" out my jeans and not all my pants are tight. They just don't all have deep pockets. Not everyone in the world have white people flat butts. Black people have curved butts so thus the pressure of the curve and the force from sitting makes it bend. Before the iPhone 6, no other phone in the world has 1000's of phones bend in peoples pockets...NEVER! That is afact bruh! You can kiss Apple butt all you want. Just like before the Note 7, no other phone ever exploded so many in a short time. But Apple doesn't give a crap because they didnt even truly fix the issue. The 6S still bends and it has a near the same failure rate. iPhone 6 29% failure rate iPhone 6S 23% failure rate Overpriced garbage. Its a nice phone overall. Its still an overpriced highest failure rate having, poor picture taking, easy to damage piece of garbage. Just like Taco Bell and McDonald's can dress up food and make it really look good. But we all know its complete an uttered garbage and that is exactly what at least the iPhone 6 family has been. Its the highest failing phone in Apple's history. What has been done? Nothing. They've exploded on planes, in cars, burn down homes and took lives. All facts that even if you try to deny will make you look as stupid as you already do. Yet no ban, no Gov't feedback. Only Apple flip out when Consumer Reports said they couldn't give the iPhone 4 a passing grade and Apple threw a fit!

123. kaizen

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

how to deflect like a true iFluffer

46. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Broken screen or not, dropped battery or not, pressing a battery should not make it ignite and fully burn up, even when using a metal pin to puncture and short it (see LG video), unless the battery is unstable, like the one in a certain percentage of Note 7 phones.

85. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

and iphone as well Macready lol.

65. applesnapple93

Posts: 337; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

if youve repaired iphones before youd know there is a metal plate between the screen and the phone. there is also a full lcd panel between the glass and the metal plate. Anyone with a brain who has actually repaired and iphone would know you are wrong.

32. Unordinary unregistered

No excuses. Now we know how hundreds and hundreds of Note 7 users felt and experienced.

59. Tipus

Posts: 906; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Around 40 confirmed

63. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's a lie. There were 40 confirmed Notes that actually exploded. You are a complete an uttered fool. I wonder how the guy who lost his home felt when his iPhone burned down his house? I wonder how that woman felt when her iPhone electrocuted her to death. I wonder how its goign to be for you when iys yoru time to go? Maybe you shouldn't joke about things that are funny and may you shouldnt exaggerate the truth. Karma does exist. I never made any jokes, or made light o any phone that ever exploded no matter who name is on it. Considering that most people hold the phone to their face, a potential explosion is a serious thing. Considering the iPhone 6's including the 6S have a combined failure rate of more than 1/2, surely means many of those failures rather all reported or not, we know many of them are exploding phones.

138. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

I think the number was 35

42. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol always fun to watch the faithful rationalize their way out of a bad situation. But the phone looks like it was run over by a car or something, no doubt the battery bent and was just a small squeeze from short circuiting.

44. lyndon420

Posts: 6883; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Oh...so now the excuse is pushing on the screen a little bit too hard?!? Geez...not long ago it was using the wrong charger and/or just sitting there all by itself. Soooo many excuses to take our minds off the fact that battery tech in our phones has gone from safe and reliable to dangerous and a matter of when they'll blow.

43. emvxl

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

"There's two sides to every story". In Apple's case, it's the end user's fault and it's the end user's fault.

51. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

Let me rephrase it for you "You're Holding(Actually Pressing) it Wrong" This quote is Legend.

52. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And wrong. Where do Android users get that qoute from? He never ACTUALLY said that.

64. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He did say "you're using it wrong". What's the difference.

70. tedkord

Posts: 17478; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He inferred it, by telling people not to hold it that way if it was causing problems.

77. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I can accept that much. But misquoting someone in modern debate seems to be getting more rampant lately.

87. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/06/25/iphone.problems.response/ He said something similar then all media made the you holding it wrong. Its like comparing those two phrase : a glass half empty or a glass half full.

86. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

90. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You were exposed once again for your lies regarding the G5 vs iPhone 7 vs S7 speed test, and again, you decided to hide and not answer back. By now, you should know this, you are just like Techie, neither Android fans nor Apple fans take you seriously.

62. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

He isn't doing anything several Apple haters do all the time. Namely Techie, he pretty much posts hate and nonsense comments every day toward Apple. Im indifferent about this incident, since there obviously isn't enough information to draw a conclusion about what happened. And to be honest, as long as no one gets hurt, i could careless what phone explodes as its bound to happen, thats just a possibly with lithium batteries. Not to mention every OEM trying to shove higher and higher capacity batteries in slimmer and slimmer phones, not giving them enough room to dissipate heat and expand some, they are kinda bringing it on themselves.

67. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're a liar an an idiot. Show me hate. Give me just one post. Oh wait! I know everything is hate because your God phone isn't perfect like you all try to act like it is, and when anyone talks about it its hate. I could care less, you don't have to liek me bruh. But one thing is. I will ALWAYS speak the truth. I'm not gonna exaggerate facts for green thumbs, so all your home boys can ride your jock. I dont give a flying rats @$$ about you or anyone else other than the people who live in my house. But a fact is a fact. The Note 7, Samsung made roughly 4M and shipped between the 2 recalls about 3.5M devices. Out of all of them 100 were "claimed" to have overheated. WHich they do get very hot...as mine does in many games. But only 35 in the US and less than 10 outside the US actually caught fire. ZERO WERE INJURED. ZERO WERE KILLED. The iPhone has had every model since the iPhone 4 explode at least ONCE. That emans the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6S and 7 ahve all exploded. The iPhone may be one model in name, but that right there is 7 models. This VS One Samsung Note 7, and the few isolated incidents we have heard about the S4, S5, S6 and S7 and Note 7. Based on combined numbers, Apple still has the most phones that ahve ever exploded. Samsung makes well over 50 phones models and yet their have had less quality issue than APple. That is simply fact. If you want to call my facts hate, then go ahead fool! HELP YOURSELF! But hey chew on this fact. 3.5M Note 7's, only 40 of them had 100% failure. Apple in jusy Q4 of 2016 out of 78M phones, 58% of them FAILED for VARIOUS REASONS. The Note 7 had a "SINGLE": flaw. The iPhone 6 has several flaws that causes failures: 1 - The outside casing bends 2 - All iPhone 6/^S/7 models have incurred display separation from body 3 - Then bending causes undue stress on the battery and has cause several to explode. What we don't know is, how many iPhone 6/6S phones have exploded, because the incidents are happenign isolated. But here is a "reasonable" conclusion I can draw. Apple sold 78M iPhone's in Q4 2016. Because of the drop in costs on the iPhone 6 and 6S, these outsold the IPhone 67 because based on Apple pre-order totals and how long it took phones to be shipped, Apple woudl not have had enough iPhone 7's on hand for them to have a similar failure rate vs the other 2. Based on hard number posted here on PA, 58% of Q4 iPhone sold all failed for "various" reasons. Thjere is no way 100% of thos efailures are from disp[lay issues. There is no way its 100% iOS software issues and its not 100% battery failures either. Its a mix of all of them at the least which means out of 58% I can guarantee that at least 5% of those failures are battery related. You can say WTF you want abot e, I could care less. The facts are in the numbers. Samsung highest failed phone was not the Note 7, because it was recalled and production was stopped. Its highest failed phone was the Galaxy S6 at 7%. Samsung produced

68. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

40M+ of the S6 and only 7% of them failed on their own. Apple had 8 times the failure rate of one single Samsung all in just 3 months while the S6 was and has been on sale for 2 years. But you say what I say about Apple is hate? YOU ARE A FOOL!

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