iPhone spontaneously combusts and lays waste to car seat

iPhone spontaneously combusts and lays waste to car seat
We're accustomed to hearing stories about how cell phone batteries explode and cause major damage to their surroundings. And even the variety of iPhone variants have their unique stories about overheating and the ramifications of it. Now we're hearing a story about how an iPhone 3G spontaneously combusted and totally ruined a car seat. Granted though the car itself wasn't extremely damaged from the incident, the pictures show how the passenger's seat took most of the punishment. It looks as though the owner left it in his car unattended and did not have it connected to a charger. He later returned to only see black smoke emanating from his vehicle and with the ruins of the disaster left over. It seems that the iPhone may have caught fire at some point and slowly burned away. Who knows what could've been the sole cause of the accident, but maybe the battery and other components contributed to it slowly melting and burning up. The owner plans on taking up the issue with Apple and his wireless carrier.

source: iPhone Nieuws Blog via Gizmodo



1. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

The iPhone is Apples hottest product! ROTFLMAO!!

17. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

It's ok his insurance wil cover his phone, oh wait no it wont!

2. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

omg thats crazy that person could have been dead if he or she was holding that

3. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

I doubt that, it didn't explode like a grenade, it just started to smolder and the seat caught fire.

4. mickuza

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 18, 2009

I want to know what condition makes this happen.

21. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Leaving it in your car like a motard. Did anyone think to ask how hot the weather was?

5. MTLance unregistered

Maybe the owner disrespect the iPhone and the iPhone decided to suicide? And I think people gotta treasure their iPhones more if they have one. (Copying The Onion style)


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It was all that copy and pasting he or she was doing....you have to pace yourselves people!!!!

7. Shelbz

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

It was questioned in the disappearance of the iPhone prototype just moments before it "spontaneously combusted"

8. ssdd

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 04, 2009

This appears to be a quickfire trapped in an iphone's body.

9. killingthemonk

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2009

Have you heard about the new Apple weapons development contract?

10. spo

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 25, 2009

that was a prototype that Apple was working on based on its anti-theft technology it filed for a patent for. It thought someone was trying to steal it. It sent out a GPS signal of it's location then self-destructed to protect the owners data. It's quite brilliant. "Who cares about the seat in my car. I'm just glad I can rest easily knowing that my friends phone numbers, steamy text messages and my Facebook homepage haven't fallen into the wrong hands. It's just a seat; isn't that why we have car insurance anyway?" Go Apple!!

11. zer071

Posts: 5; Member since: May 14, 2009

your iphone will self destruct in 5...4...3...2...1......

15. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

BOOM. lucky guy not in car seat not so much.

12. vzwemp87

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Would you like your iPhone to self destruct.......we have an app for that!

13. 12nwcollins

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 14, 2009

I read an article on MSNBC that said Apple was trying to hide the fact that not only iPhones, but the entire iPod lineup was having these problems, especially the new Shuffles. Although they weren't this severe.

14. dougiedoug24

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

how do you think the apple goofballs are gonna blame this on microsoft?

16. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Wow you are all crazy

18. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

FIRST OFF Why would an iPhone have BELKIN in bold letters written on it? And wouldnt it HAVE to be connected to a charger to combust, 10$ sais he removed evedence from the scene, after forkin over 300$ for a 3rd Gen iPhone, he couldnt afford to lose..Be honest after 3 iPhones the kid was broke and bought a Wal-Mart charger (look at the car...its no Lexus)...Sounds like theyre rolling back iPhones at wally world..He should of got insurance....Oh wait...pulled the battery out, Oh wait....not left it in direct sun light...Maybe they can 3g or 3gs him a new one...GO APPLE!


Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 02, 2009

ahhh so thats wt bush was talking about lol

20. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I think it was the influx of text messages and phone calls from his girlfriend panicking because he wasn't answering his phone for 5 minutes. Just another reason not to forget your phone in the car.

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