iPhone 4 catches fire while charging

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  1. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/07/08/iphone-4-catches-fire/



     

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  2. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    He probably stuck the USB end directly into a 120VAC socket so it would charge faster! :D:D:D
     
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  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    the iPhone 4 is the HOTTEST phone in the world!
     
  5. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    LOL :D

    I do find it scary that Apple has somewhat of a history of making stuff that catches fire...
     
  6. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone else had a fire started from charging their iPhone?
     
  7. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

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    Do Apple products really have a history of catching fire?

    What else has had problems....
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I want to know how well the antenna worked under those conditions with the bezel being hot and all.:)

    No, there have just been some stories of it happening. The biggest one was in France (I think it exploded). Don’t worry. Because it’s an iPhone it gets lots of media attention. It’s not common.
     
  9. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    First gen iPod Nano, some MacBooks, and some older iPhones had screens that exploded.
     
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    Another day ... another piece of bad publicity for the iPhone 4.

    When will it end. :(
     
  11. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Famous last words. :p
     
  12. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    well a few MACBOOK Aluminum's catches on fire while charging
     
  13. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    Of course that's not the phone that's the charging portion of the connector. These are known to fray.

    So while the headline is exciting and eye catching it is a lie.
     
  14. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

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    I believe there MacBook line had a problem with it/the charger catching fire.
    Just google 'MacBook fire' and I bet you will get some stories.

    Oh and I think some early White iPhones used to explode.
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You know it’s true in this case though. :)
     
  16. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Look again, it was inside the connector, not that part on the back of the connector that always gets frayed.

    Which reminds me of a joke....a string walks into a bar and orders a drink...;)
     
  17. iSaxon macrumors 6502a

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    Good thing this never happened to me. I sleep with mine under my pillow while charging. Probably not the best idea haha
     
  18. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I sleep with mine next to my pillow. Under it seems like it would overheat....BAD idea.
     
  19. avalys macrumors 6502

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    When you sell 2+ million devices, you're going to get around two one-in-a-million events.
     
  20. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    Wow. The iPhone 4 is turning into a HUGE headache for Apple. More bad publicity. Yikes!
     
  21. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    Im looking at the picture.... if the fire originated INSIDE the phone there would be a lot more damage. Look at the connector.... look at the area the wire tends to fray.... Also if the "fire" was inside, wouldn't it stand to reason that the entire opening would be charred like the one area. Not saying it didn't happen but the phone was not the problem.
     
  22. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    This is GOOD publicity.

    The phone can apparently catch on fire and all that happens is it gets a little black mark on it! That's not bad!
     
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    I had a MBP adapter get very, very hot to the point it melted and had singe marks on it in 2006. I didn't live near an Apple store but after calling about it and describing it I had a few higher ups call me back and ask more about it and have me send it in to them.
     

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