BBC news item on 'exploding' iPhones

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  1. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8223005.stm

    I sometimes wonder if the BBC are biased against Apple, but perhaps there is something to this story after all (other than leaving iPhones in the sun :p). It would be nice if Apple got around to commenting on this issue - it's been rumbling on for some time.
     
  2. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    The funny thing is, is that I have only heard of one iPhone 3GS burning up and that was thought to be because the owner left it in a hot car. The iPhone basically over heated. If this were a problem, how come we haven't seen more case of iPhone exploding?
     
  3. arkitect macrumors 601

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes:
    And you'd be wrong…

    Like it or not, iPhone news is news these days.
    This isn't some grudge Auntie holds against Jobs, Inc.
     
  4. VulchR thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Agreed that iPhone is news, but take a look at the results of searching the BBC News site for 'iPhone':

    'Exploding' iPhones investigated
    Apple fix to iPhone security flaw
    iPhone bucks handset sales falls
    Apple admits iPhone supply issues
    iPhone sales boost Apple results
    Mixed reaction to iPhone update
    Apple cuts price of basic iPhone
    Palm Pre 'can challenge iPhone'
    China iPhone man commits suicide
    iPhone rolls out purity ring app

    Depending on how you view the the security flaw item and the mixed reaction item, it looks biased to me. The only positive items are financial.
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Oh dear… so much time on your hands and you don't even bother reading the articles… How is bucking a downward trend negative?
    Link…
    Very negative reporting indeed… :rolleyes:
     
  6. VulchR thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I edited my comments above because of my mistake :eek:. I suppose my point is that the BBC seem only positive about the financial aspects, which are basically rehashed press releases, but are detectably negative otherwise.
     
  7. AforAndromeda macrumors member

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    Good grief that must have been hot.

    I just got back from Mexico and it was 33-36c. The worst that happened was Pink Floyd stopped in the middle of a track with the word TEMPERATURE across the screen.
    Took it into the room, it cooled down, and had no problems.

    I repeated sunbathing by the pool each day, and never had any problems. 4 neighbours burned badly, with 2 to hospital.

    I think its a scam or else 'just one of those things'. I mean other phones explode don't they....
     
  8. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    More than "hating Apple", this is simply sensationalistic "journalism".
     
  9. molala macrumors 6502a

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    The overheating I can believe but not sure about spontaneous screen cracking. About the BBC, their negativity/overcriticism isn't specific to Apple. Sadly they do it a lot. For instance, they had a overseas 'tourism' series that really was just country-bashing. But they do uncover important issues at times.
     
  10. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    What positive things are you expecting them to report on?
     
  11. tiptopp macrumors regular

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    Think back a year...

    This is quite funny, as just over a year ago they were under much more high-profile attack for promoting Apple too much around the launch of the iPhone 3g. They were accused of sensationalising it to the extent that they really had to justify their stance, and highlight where they had or hadn't mentioned iPhone, and how their coverage was in line with other products of similar significance. I guess it just shows how you can never please all the people all the time...

    Tiptopp
     
  12. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    The news generally is negative, they won't do a article saying "iPhone is great, has lots of apps, good deal, buy it" will they?

    Anyway, on the subject of the explosions themselves, are they only exploding in France? If so, it could just be a bad French batch of iPhones. If it was caused by the heat, it'd happen in Italy, Spain, etc. too.
     
  13. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Well today on their front page:

    BBC NEWS | Technology | Spotify app approved for iPhone
    BBC NEWS | Business | China signs deal to sell iPhones

    I think we're all a tad paranoid ;)
     
  14. VulchR thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I didn't say the BBC were criticizing me. :p However, perhaps they are not so biased as I imagined. :eek:

    In any case, getting back on topic, anybody want to place bets as to when Apple finally do make a statement? I am surprised that they have waited so long. I cannot believe that the people with 'exploded' iPones didn't march immediately to an Apple Store and turn it for a replacement. Surely Apple have samples of the affected phones by now... if they exist.
     
  15. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    So Apple's just lying about it and denying everything then I see.

    It's obviously not the battery either, because one of the iPhones that did this still turned on after the "explosion".
     

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