Woman claims iPhone 4S spontaneously combusted and Apple will not replace it

We have heard stories like this before, a battery or phone spontaneously combusting or melting with no obvious reason...
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22. Kaze105

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

So everyone that lies about damage of their phone should have it replaced free? Then samsung is crap for not replacing my broken screen android phone for free since the screen just broke without me doing ANYTHING!

29. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Pow rite n the kisser bro. Good post

67. samystic

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

abusing bad fruit company is your early morning resolution, is'nt i??? it is now boring! play with your toy

20. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I don't even care what happened. I just like to see destroyed iJunk. She probably charged it wrong.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Me2, that was funny. Ha ha ha ha, ™

28. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Liquid indicator on full red, brown stains, and over a year old. She spilled Starbucks on her year old, and just out of apple care iPhone and tried to scam her way into another one. Kudos to apple for saying no.

33. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Agreed, I hate Cr@pp73, but I hate stupid people more. Idiot woman.

35. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

She actually thought it would work too

77. Droiddoes unregistered

Yeah, because apple novelties have NEVER had glaring flaws and defects before, mirite?

30. nwright94 unregistered

Maybe she microwaved it like that one guys gs3. She wanted some fried apple treats.

31. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I am in no way an apple fan, but this story cant be true... how fast can remove an iphone battery?????? like you have the 5-point screwdriver on a coffee table?? i bet she is lying She was probably messing with the device and did something wrong..

39. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Good point

34. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

"she says she panicked and tried to remove the battery by prying the back plate off the phone" What an idiot, common sense would have told her to drop the phone and stay away from it as far as possible

70. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I do that quickly...BUT, only if some liquid has gone in. That's why, in this case, i think, that's the reason. She might have forgotten or might be oblivious of the fact that iPhone's batteries are not that easily accessible.

36. dwgit

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Ahw that's suck should have bought Samsung even though its all plastic but owell. Letsssssss goooooooo ravennnnnnnnnnn wooooooooooo

48. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Frisco not done yet

40. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Apple may have made a good call on this one.

41. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It's the iPhone 4S! Why can't Apple just give her a replacement? Apple has enough money to let a "new" iPhone 4S out to one of their very valuable customer, right? It's an iPhone 4S that's completely manufactured in China for god's sake, who knows when any iPhone user will run across a possible problem like that, setting outside the fact if she caused it, and she is trying to scam Apple for a new one, or it actually happened, as she claims. Who know, only she knows, and we can only question and assume. If she's scamming it, and lying, then Apple, why not just send her a refurbished one, that works like brand new, but ain't brand new, and make her feel like she's loved and cared for. It'll make her happy, and Apple, you have to deal with one less of a problem.

42. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Plus, a problem with smartphones, or any phone without a removable battery cover, and battery...

62. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Exactly the point i'm glad Samsung makes removable battery covers... My OG-Note will still fetch the next user i gift it too well... All my brother or cousin will have to do is "Buy a NEW battery"... This is a reason most OEM's don't put on removable covers... THEY WANT YOU TO BUY, A NEW PHONE!

43. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Hmm...so you smell burning & attempt to remove a battery that is not removable. Genius. And if that isn't stupid enough, then you show up to an Apple store demanding a replacement. This is classic.

57. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

They probably would have taken it if she didn't pry it open.

50. gameday78

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

My iphone also just had sex with an ipad and gave birth to a nano...

56. dwgit

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 24, 2012


58. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

You had to by iPhone in the first place... You had it coming woman... :D

59. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Designed in California to be made as cheaply as possible in China to fail worldwide.

61. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Your definition of fail doesn't seem to match what's in the dictionary.

78. Droiddoes unregistered

Right, the definition is just a picture of your mom deciding not to abort you. Biggest fail in history!

80. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012


60. drag0nslayer

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

B/W IOS and Android every Forget :P She 'll now surely #switchtolumia :D

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