Iphone 3G explodes in France

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  1. Bodygard macrumors regular

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    I saw this a while ago:

    Source: http://eetimes.eu/wireless/219200313

    Pretty scary...:eek:
     
  2. Reclaim3r macrumors regular

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    That's what you get when you continue to hold a hissing, vapor emitting phone. Chunks of glass in your face. Way to support Darwin, Apple!
     
  3. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A400 Safari/528.16)

    One in a million - I'll take my chances and keep using my iPhone...
     
  4. Bodygard thread starter macrumors regular

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    Happened 1 day ago
     
  5. benflick macrumors 68020

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    One: The iPod was hissing and emitting vapor, not the phone. The phone more than likely had no warning signs.
    Two: A consumer's phone explodes and you blame the user!? Your statement disgusts me
     
  6. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Huh?
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I know, I was kidding.
     
  8. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

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    So is Apple going to try and give this guy a replacement 3GS as long as he keeps quiet about it, lol. I'd probably only sign that contract if Apple would give me 10 3GSs, or if I knew I'd be getting about $100,000 since the guy did get injured.
     
  9. Bodygard thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, i didn't understand :D
     
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    I wonder if the French guy had just dropped the phone in a puddle...
     
  12. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    Bwahahahahhaha.... very funny stuff!
     
  13. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I'm surprised the second the phone started acting hostile the French guy didnt drop it and wave a white flag...
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    What an odd story. Well, a couple of bucks to the kid and all will be right.

    Under the rug it will go.
     
  15. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    I don't care who you are, the above is funny !!!

    Poor kid was heard screaming " Je me rends ! " as he ran for the hills.

    Now on to a more sane note ....

    If ANY battery powered device begins to hiss/sizzle this would be an indication that the battery vent may have become clogged or the battery is discharging at a rate higher than the vent was designed to handle.

    I routinely handle high current LI-PO battery packs and I can tell you those things can be downright dangerous if the discharge rate is excessive. I have seen packs swell up to two/three times normal size and not explode. In some cases I have seen them explode and catch fire in use.

    These are used in battery powered larger radio controlled aircraft, and on a few occasions we have seen aircraft burst into flames and plummet to the ground.

    We know all to well to walk quickly away from a hissing pack.

    Some will try to disconnect the pack before departing the area, but they would be the ones you might read about in the news.

    If an iPod/iPhone battery vent failed to operate I could see the pack swelling to the point it would cause the case to split open. Should the pack decide to explode, I could see it launching the device it was installed in.

    I have seen guys take the LI-PO packs and INTENTIONALLY charge them too fast and discharge them too fast just to demonstrate what can happen. Of course this was done remotely and at a safe distance!!!

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  16. Reclaim3r macrumors regular

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    The article said the iPhone was crackling... but sheesh... take a joke kid
     
  17. Mess macrumors 6502

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    Very good! :p
     

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