iPhone 6 Plus explodes during charging with the original charger


ABC30 reports that an iPhone 6 Plus exploded during charging. The device, which belonged to Yvette Estrada from Fresno, California, has been rendered completely unusable. The incident happened this week, in the night from Thursday to Friday.
The iPhone 6 Plus was connected to the power adapter that came bundled with it. At around 3AM, Estrada was awakened by a loud noise and the smell of burnt plastic. The iPhone emitted thick, black smoke.

Reportedly, Estrada bought her iPhone three months ago. She proceeded to call Apple on the next day and provided photos of the burnt smartphone. She's bound to receive a replacement unit from the local Apple store as well. While Estrada wasn't harmed by the incident, the exploding iPhone damaged her bedside table, a pair of glasses, and an Apple Watch stand.

Earlier this week, an iPhone 6 Plus burned in the back pocket of college student Darina Hlavaty. The cause of fire in both incidents is not yet known, although it might be a case of defective batteries or a short circuit. Apple hasn't addressed the events yet, but is currently investigating both devices.

via InternetUA.com (Translated)

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176 Comments

1. truthwins unregistered

abc 30 is a unreliable source.

5. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

S#it just happens. I thik before Samsung do the Unpacked event in February 26, shoud call security and bomb-disposal experts for a controlled explosion of the pack

49. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

IPhone: original Battery: original Charger: original. So? What's wrong? "Use original socket"

68. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

No i think he should have used iElectricity...

126. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Produced by iSolarĀ© installations (because we care) with energy from Apple's patented proprietary iSunĀ©

76. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Batteries oher time fail and swell. Person never noticed the case coming apart from and expanding battery. Plugged it in and it will exploded like all batteries. I have two iPhone 5(wife and I), no longer used as phones. My 32GB last summer suddenly started to seperate. About a week later I could clearly see the battery was the issue. Went to Apple and got it replaced. They explained batteries as they age can do that (I already knew that). The key for anyone is not to charge it and replace a battery bulging or no matter what it's connected to its going to catch fire. On a side note my Wife's old iPhone 5 is not starting to swell.

103. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The article said the phone was purchased the months ago. How quickly do you believe batteries degrade?

160. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Does say it's new. It could be a used or reconditioned phone

157. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

You charge it wrong

163. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 291; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

ahahahaha, iElectricity, iSolar and iSun. Wtf, this just made me laugh XD

8. IT-Engineer

Posts: 535; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

ladies & gents step right up.. 2016 The year of exploding phones.

60. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

But Samsung had explosions before it was cool.

64. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

But, the iPhone has been exploding way before Samsung. You probably didn't know because the sheep was charging it wrong.:)

82. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

92. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

93. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

http://www.techhive.com/article/171065/Apple_Exploding_iPhones_Not_Our_Fault_.html Oh, wait. Do you still want to keep going? I get you are a moron, but try to keep up every once and awhile. That was just the earliest i went back on the first try.

165. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

oooooohhhh the burrrrrrrnnnnn. Roasted lamb. yum

11. R.Mohanraj

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

truthwins - Typical iSheeps crying

19. truthwins unregistered

just because i criticize ur favourite company doesn't makes me a loyal apple user

77. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

But you tend to give Apple always credit.

13. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I thought truth win? Lol Apple failed on this this time mate

78. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

It has been failing since 2007. Only dump people has been keeping Apple floating. Or else history to Apple. Past 25 years Apple has been failing. Suddenly they hire payed idiots to hype it's products. And know they are known and own by rich and middle classes.

15. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Apple should recall their low quality, overpriced crap, this is like the 4th one. And these are supposed to be safe. the iphone got tired of its own hissing and took itself out. #justTrollingToday

58. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

How can they recall a phone that's not for sale anymore? This is an iPhone 6 Plus lol!

62. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You can't recall a device once it's not for sale? Fantastic logic! I understand the quality of your usual posts now.

79. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Who said it's not for sale anymore? It's still alive and well at t-mobile stores.

84. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Don't bring facts to phonearena. They aren't wanted here.

109. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

159. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I lol at your comment

21. acruzlu unregistered

Sounds like someone's in denial because their favorite brand is being criticized.

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