iPhone 7 battery explosions?

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  1. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Anyone have any idea if the same batteries that are exploding in the Samsung Note 7's are being used in the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus? I got to wondering this earlier today and hope Apple isn't hiding anything.
     
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    Do you want people to guess (IE, what most of MR members do, 24-7) or do you want the truth?

    Truth: No idea, no way of knowing, very unlikely.

    Guess: Yes, they're ALL going to explode and blow up, is that sensationalist enough, or should I exaggerate and speculate more?
     
  6. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    Extremely unlikely. Each phone has its own battery design which depends on different specification requirements. Even within related iPhones, like the 5, 5s, and 5c, the battery SKUs are different.
     
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    Long, but entertaining!
     
  8. dmx macrumors 6502

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    No chance - the faulty batteries are believed to be made by Samsung (or a subsidiary) in Korea.

    All indications/leaks in the past have hinted that all of Apple's battery suppliers are Chinese companies. And seeing as Apple prefers not to do business with Samsung (when possible), and there are plenty of companies capable of making top quality Li-Po batteries - the chance that Samsung is actually an Apple battery supplier is essentially 0.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    A manufacturer defect that causes something like that certainly doesn't happen with every or basically the vast majority of other phones. It CAN happen with any phone, that's true, but so far there haven't been many or even a few examples of it (as far as mainstream popular mobile phones go).
     
  10. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    It doesn't happen a lot...
    But, it does happen with every phone.

    Google is your friend. Simply search every smartphone, even the original iPhone, and you will find examples galore.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You are missing (or mixing up) the important part here: it's not about the possibility of a battery going bad (usually resulting from some external damage or use of bad charging equipment or something else to that effect) and resulting in something like that, it's about a manufacturer defect in batteries that causes this without anything happening to the device or the battery, simply from just normal use. There is a difference between those two things.
     
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    My friend purchased the note and he say it get hot as heck when he charges it. He is scared to leave the room while charging. It is sad as right now it is dangerous for the shipper if you ship them back for a refund.

    Sammy has a royal mess on their hands.
     
  13. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Both Samsung and the CPSC urge all Note 7 users to turn their phone off and keep it off until they exchange it. Specifically, the CPSC says: "the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging all consumers who own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 to power them down and stop charging or using the device."
    http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/Press-...ommission-Regarding-the-Samsung-Galaxy-Note7/
     
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    My friend put his phone outside on a non flammable surface and left it turned on until the battery is dead. He is back to Apple!
     

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