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Apple Digging into Accounts of iPhone Explosions in Europe

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Reuters reports that recent accounts of exploding iPhones in Europe have prompted Apple to investigate the incidents. According to a spokesperson of the European Commission, these occurrences have been deemed to be "isolated" incidents by Apple at this time. Apple is working on gathering additional information to find out what may have caused them.

One of the more notable incidents in recent news involved a French teenager who received an eye injury when the screen of an iPhone he was holding shattered, sending a piece of glass into his eye. He described that the iPhone had made a "hissing sound" before the screen shattered on its own.

A spokesperson for Apple Europe Ltd is quoted as saying "We are aware of these (media) reports and we are waiting to receive the iPhones from the customers. Until we have the full details, we don't have anything further to add."

Article Link: Apple Digging into Accounts of iPhone Explosions in Europe
 

impierced

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If my iPhone starts hissing, I think I'll be moving it away from my face.
 
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jbrenn

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I see apple legal say we will replace your phone if you sign this saying you wont tell what happened.
 
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fortetfn

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Maybe because the voltage in Europe is higher, it somehow damaged the battery cells during the charge in his iPhone.

I heard a little sorta like hissing sound while I was on the phone. It sounded like a hard drive on my laptop. Hope it's not the same as his.
 
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Surely

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My theory is that this is Apple's way of remotely punishing jailbreakers.

Wasn't Sarah Marshall in a movie about killer cell phones? :D
 
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bruinsrme

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Maybe because the voltage in Europe is higher, it somehow damaged the battery cells during the charge in his iPhone.

I heard a little sorta like hissing sound while I was on the phone. It sounded like a hard drive on my laptop. Hope it's not the same as his.

iphones chargers in Europe has a higher out than those in the US?
 
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PowerBookRelic

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I see apple legal say we will replace your phone if you sign this saying you wont tell what happened.

I would want reparations much better than that! You would be getting a new iPhone anyways through warranty. I would want fully loaded MP with duel 30" ACDs and a MBA for on the move. But, they will probably not do anything and just say that these were isolated and due to misuse, yada yada yada... Luckily my 3GS hasn't been hissing.
 
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labman

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i'm guessing

I see apple legal say we will replace your phone if you sign this saying you wont tell what happened.

at least with the kid with glass in his eye will get more then that 3GS 32GB of course a couple Power Mac's and what ever else Apple can throw at him. this is defiantly scary stuff. (note to self listen for hissing)
 
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MacMan86

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Maybe because the voltage in Europe is higher, it somehow damaged the battery cells during the charge in his iPhone.

Except that the mains charger converts whatever it's plugged into to the standard USB voltage of 5v... So no.
 
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bigdaddyp

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It should not matter...

Maybe because the voltage in Europe is higher, it somehow damaged the battery cells during the charge in his iPhone.

I heard a little sorta like hissing sound while I was on the phone. It sounded like a hard drive on my laptop. Hope it's not the same as his.

It should not matter, the apple transformer (wall wart) takes any voltage between the Us 120v and Europe's 240v Ac and change it to low voltage dc and generally all cars have a 12v dc outlet. I have managed once or twice to put the wrong voltage to a rechargeable device and the results were obvious pretty quickly. :D
 
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