iPhone 7 catches fire, burns a car

iPhone 7 catches fire, burns a car
It's a fun time in smartphone land right now, after the Note 7 fiasco left the Android team short one player. The whole ordeal, of course, provoked onlookers to more or less react in one of two ways — some feel bad for Samsung and / or over the fact that they won't be able to own a Galaxy Note 7; others gloat, laugh, and point fingers. But everyone is definitely keeping an eye on Apple, waiting for a potential fault in the new iPhone 7 to rear its ugly head and reset the Sammy vs Apple scoreboard.

Well, no matter which side on the fence you are, a new report of a brand-new iPhone 7 catching fire definitely sounds troubling. One Mat Jones drove down to the beach for a surfing lesson and left his 7-day-old iPhone 7 to chill in the car, covered under Mr. Jones' clothes. Upon returning to his vehicle, the surfer found it to be filled with black smoke. It was extremely hot inside and his clothes, together with a huge portion of his car's interior, had burned up. Apparently, the iPhone 7, which was resting inside the car is to blame.

The user insists that the phone hasn't been mechanically hit or dropped over the week of ownership and that only stock Apple accessories were used for charging. Apple has said that it is aware of the incident and is investigating, but hasn't commented any further.

Of course, when one says “beach, surfing, inside car”, the thought of excessive outside heat does come up. But, if the iPhone was truly covered by clothes and not hit with direct sunlight, should it still go ablaze?

This is the second time we hear of an iPhone 7 spontaneously combusting, though, the first incident was obviously caused by heavy mechanical damage to the phone, which caused the battery to go boom. So, no reason to panic just yet, but it would be smart to wait out the investigation if you haven't bought an iPhone 7 just yet.

Thanks for the tip!


source: Yahoo News

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4. bustafone

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Should've bought a Google Pixel phone.

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5. acruzlu unregistered

They're probably gonna say the person charged it wrong, and offer them a free bumper case.

7. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Apple will blame and shame the user for this incident. And the user will happily take the blame and shame with pride.

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17. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Think about it, who would leave a brand new phone in the car?

149. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

didnt u read the article? it said that the owner was attending a surf instruction...when i go the beach, i leave my phone in the car...i dont really need it when im swimming for hours LOL.

18. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

This is ridiculous. Now exploding phones have become the norm? I blame non certified apple approved charging equipment lol

19. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Not sure what kind of car he has, but it must not have a trunk. Either that or he is too lazy to open it up.

20. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I think I will go back to flip phones...

24. Ironboned

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Nice now Apple junkies can shut their mouth up

26. NCAAtourney

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Um no? Note 7 has over 100+ reports of exploding units you moron lol

79. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

That is false. There were 112 incidents of an issue. Only 25 caught fire. If you don't know the facts, then just shut-up. Because lying when the facts are at your fingertips is ridiculous.

84. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

This is only in the US. There are more incidents in Aus, Europe, China, S Korea. Any idea why your numbers are not matching? https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Samsung-Expands-Recall-of-Galaxy-Note7-Smartphones-Based-on-Additional-Incidents-with-Replacement-Phones "Samsung has received 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage associated with Note7 phones." 13 + 47 != 25

141. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I can answer that. His numbers come directly from the memos he gets as a samsung employee.

28. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Oh no!!! Recallllll!!!

33. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Guy: Hey I want to make money!!! Friend: Buy an iPhone, put it in a car, burn the iPhone, claim that the iPhone exploded then put a video on YouTube.

140. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You tell them, Donald! It's RIGGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

34. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Some of you really need to work on your relative math and critical thinking skills.

35. dimas

Posts: 3335; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'm not taking any sides here. I think manufacturers should go back to the 8mm thickness as this will give more surface area for phones to disperse heat. I leave my s7 edge, which have internal cooling system under the sun when we are at the park on weekends and no overheating happen. Apple should adapted z5 premium or s7 edge cooling technology if they go for thin phones.

36. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

Waiting for apple fanboys to justify this

54. Diego!

Posts: 866; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Oh no! iPhone 7 fiasco!!! :O :P

62. nateatlarge

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Most of these are because people are retarded and are not reading the certification info on the labels...... non-approved charger + power = FIRE.... Simple people.

69. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I don't even trust in my droid turbo & waiting to see when it burns.

72. enzotarece

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Well no surprise here Samsung sells bombs parts to Apple haha infiltration at its best

81. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

The reality is that no longer makes me want to laugh. to continue to see this kind of news, the next will be discontinued and after iPhone7 ?? A whole range of smartphone because of a battery Chinese s**t. Definitely manufacturers need cheap Chinese production control immediately.

93. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Regardless of what OEM you support we need some safety mearsures for these batteries. New tech is welcome but need something for sure. Don't even like leaving anything charging while sleeping and try to change charging habits now.

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