iPhone 4's USB port catches on fire and subsequently melts cable

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iPhone 4's USB port catches on fire and subsequently melts cable
Being one of the world's most popular smartphones definitely has some advantages, but equally at the same time, problems or issues found on them could substantially be intensified far more than on other devices. This isn't the first time we've heard about exploding iPhones, but now there are images that show the aftermath of an iPhone 4 catching on fire and subsequently burning the owner's hand in the process. BGR received some photos that show an iPhone 4's USB port and cable singed after a fire apparently occurred while it was hooked up to a computer. Their AT&T connection did mention that the whole thing happened due to a defective USB port and not simply by some sort of user error. The heat generated was hot enough to burn the hand of the owner as he attempted to grasp it – and as you can tell from the photo, the cord easily melted while a slight burn mark can be found on the phone's USB port. Although this is so far an isolated event, we'll have to wait and see what the final verdict is when Apple looks into it.

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source: BGR


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86 Comments

86. Austin Putchaven unregistered

yea basically the iphone 4 sucks cock and idk why ne one would buy a peice of shit like it!!!!!!!

84. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

I just came here to bask in teh warmth of Apple hate...

85. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

WELCOME FRIEND!!

79. athiel021

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 10, 2009

Yes, but how was he holding it? ;)

67. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

It must be sad that the commenters of your site only wants to fight.... Each time I try to comment anything I just get a bunch of insults and negative hits. Even if the post has absolutely nothing to do with Apple or something. Somehow you guys manage to realise that one is an apple cannot for the simple fact of disliking a company that is not apple! Really, chill out, it is not worth it.

78. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

QQ

61. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

What a bunch of idiots. You spend your whole day waiting for an apple article on phonearena so you can talk trash. You must really hate your lives if this is what you look forward to.

63. pouxonu unregistered

and you must be an even bigger idiot that hates his life even more because it seems like all you do all day is get on here and tell people how dumb they are for posting comments on thier opinion, at least we all have one so go f' yourself and give off of steve job's balls and grow a pair of your own and sound off when you have some input to the article. Some people love the iphone and some people don't, I have a droid and have no problem with the iphone minus the network all and all its a good all around device and droid phone sare just as good too minus lack of apps which will change. SO STOP BASHING PEOPLE FOR SPEAKING THEIR MIND IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY

66. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Taco just got OWNED by poux bear! haha

44. pouxonu unregistered

This just in i just left an att store and picked up a new iphone 4 and i was puzzled when my phone came with a fire extinguisher but now after reading this i know why

54. markemark11

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

+25

83. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

thats comedy +1

40. toleon

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2010

Batteries made in China, which most expect?

39. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

You guys are retarded, I said the problem was caused by a defective USB and you all rated down the comment so it was not visible. You are WORSE than apple fanboys, didn't even read the article

41. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Everybody read the artcile and understands it was caused by a defective USB port.

48. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Yea, it's just that thats not as fun...

51. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

That's why you are worse than apple fanboys, you don't even understand it

65. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Oh trust me I understand....I just choose not to care!

77. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I don't understand your comment. Are you saying it was just one defective port and it won't happen again? Are you saying, because Apple didn't manufacturer the port they aren't responsible? What are you trying to say? Everybody understands it was a defective port, but how many phones have this defective port. Toyota's problem was a defective pedal assembly, but they are still to blame for the accidents.

37. scottmbolt unregistered

iFail.

30. adash13x

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 08, 2010

its just a little burned....its still good, its still good!!!!!!! hahaha

35. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Time to invest in a cordless charger?

29. ilia1986 unregistered

Well... at least we can expect Apple to learn from the issues of the iPhone 4 in the future - when they release the iPhone 5.

47. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Doubtful, but it's always nice to be upbeat!

56. ilia1986 unregistered

You know, part of me still tries to understand how can you laugh at a product that has sold 2 million units of it within a week (i'm sure it's much more than 2 million btw). Okay - you can hate it. You can say that it's not for you. You can say that it sucks. But 2 million units sold within a week is nothing to laugh about. I mean - if it failed - like for example the MS kin 1\2 - then yeah, sure. But it still sells insanely well. I dunno. Maybe when I think of a product that was shipped in terms of success or failure, I primarily focus on the number of units sold within a certain time frame. Maybe it's just me.

64. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I just think it's very ironic...This thing has been plagued by misfortune since even before it was released! And it's being touted as the worlds geatest phone, this, that, and the other. It was supposed to "change everything...again". And so far the only it's changeing is some former ATT customers are now, well, former customers.... I can't help but laugh! And (Blow) Jobs' ego just compiles everything because theres always an excuse! "Just avoid holding the phone in that way..." Are you f*ckin kidding me?!?!?! LMAO

69. ilia1986 unregistered

Well I don't think that even the most devoted apple fanboi believed that the iPhone 4 is the same revolution that the 1st was, that it's unbreakable, has 6 bars of signal strength due to the new antennae, and introduces something as revolutionary as "face-time" which has been around since 2005. It's all just good old marketing and advertising. No need to take that that seriously. "Omg you promised stronger glass and now it dropped and broke". I think that the iPhone 4 is still a good product. The antennae thing will inevitable get fixed, and hopefully the proximity sensor (which was reported to be too sensitive) as well. It just seems to me that the iPhone is like some political figure - half the people swear by it vigorously, while the other half hate it more than anything else out there. It's just one phone. There are a lot of Android models there, alot of BBs, an insane amount of Nokias, and Samsungs etc etc etc etc etc. Why do people make such a big deal out of this phone? It's not like Steve Jobs just said one morning "He who likes a phoe which is not an iPhone will forever be doomed in hell, and have no children, and will sleep just with ugly women". So yeah - Steve is arrogant, and apple is arrogant and it still has a zillion of devoted fans as well as a zillion of haters. But why make such a big deal out of it? Every company does what it considers best for it's customers. Apple choose to completely control the experience of the end-user. Their right - their decision. People claim how Android is such a great platform, and how it's much better than the" iFai"l, yet according to their reactions one might think that Apple somehow threatens to become monopolistic of the whole goddamn cellphone industry.

23. arqjav

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 29, 2009

I think the list of flaws about the Iphone 4 is all ready like 7 or 8 things that are wrong with it

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Sad thing is that IPHONE 4 will still outsell EVO 4G and DROID X by at least a 3 to 1 margin.....

22. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You are correct...that is a sad thing...

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