Exploding'' iPhones & Cracks spontaneously

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcmonkiez, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. mcmonkiez macrumors member

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    The European Commission has also asked the 27 EU nations to keep it informed of any problems, under its Rapex scheme.

    Rapex is the EU rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products.

    The system issue alerts for multiple products every week, sometimes leading to mass product recalls, but often with no consequence.

    Apple, which has sold 26 million iPhones and 200 million iPods to date, said it was aware of the reports.

    "We are waiting to receive the iPhones from the customers," said Alan Hely, head of European Communications for Apple.

    "Until we have the full details, we don't have anything further to add.


    Very Bad!

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

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  2. auggie2k macrumors member

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    My guess is old car + dodgy 12V supply + short circuit + cheap iPhone accessory = the cause.
     
  3. Tiffy macrumors member

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    10 cases in France

    There has been 10 cases of spontaneous cracks in France in the last 2 weeks.

    Some seem to be the consequence of previous shocks (there is clearly a zone of impact) but of course the customers won't admit..., but at least 2 cases are really suspect : the glass is cracked totally randomly, there is no trace of a previous shock or impact.

    Apple did not answer anything but for a good reason : none of the customers have sent their broken Iphone to Apple. So it is of course difficult for Apple to say something...

    In most of the cases, the Iphone is still working...
     
  4. vrflyer macrumors 6502

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    You forgot to add "European car w/known electrical faults". :D
     
  5. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    i dropped my iphone on concrete a few times. good thing the $5 cover i bought from a NYC street vendor made sure there is no scratches. i see iphones and ipods with no covers all the time. crazy people
     
  6. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Crazy or Careful? I'll let you form your own opinion.
     
  7. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    pretty sure that old car just about defines EVERY euopean car. :D

    OHHHHH!
     
  8. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Soooo fake.

    The chair got charred, but the headphone cable's still able? Give me a break.
     
  9. creon macrumors 6502

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    Yea, im not sure about that either. Looks fake to me...just look at that hole!
     
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Fake! Probably some cigarette ashes set the seat on fire and the iPhone happened to be in the area.....:eek:
     
  11. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    I had been thinking that these people were overclocking their processors, and when they had the GPS and car charger going at the same time, the phones overheated and the batteries exploded. But now I think your hypothesis sounds more likely. Who knows, it could be both.

    overclocking + GPS + old car + dodgy 12V supply + short circuit + cheap iPhone accessory = kaboom!
     

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