iPhone 7 Exploding? [MERGED]

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  1. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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  2. AppleWarrior macrumors member

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    Dude! That was shipped to you? This has to be a joke, man. Straight from Apple?
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Very, very suspicious. I don't buy it.

    The conspiracy theorist inside me screams "it's a setup". FUD about the iPhone 7 exploding is just what Samsung would need.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 29, 2016 ---
    If you look under the big ol' picture, there's a URL to the article. Caught me out too. :)
     
  4. Lobwedgephil thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sorry for the formatting, not sent to me. Just saw the article. Doesn't make sense to me. The packaging seems like it would be destroyed to me if it came like that. Hurting Apple's stock today though.
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Everything hurts Apple's stock, though. Jupiter aligned with Saturn? AAPL shares plummet by 4%.
     
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  8. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Why did you post this BS?

    You suspect foul play? Do you not SEE the pictures? You can clearly see the box was punctured and so was the battery compartment. You puncture a battery, bad stuff happens. This is a non issue and an article made only as click bait. Besides, this is some bogus BS anyways looking to capitalize on recent Samsung crap. Journalists who do this **** should be shunned for life.
     
  9. PigsOnTheWing macrumors member

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    I posted it because it's starting to show up on various news websites. Do I believe it? No. That's why I said I suspect foul play. Don't kill the messenger.
     
  10. areyes163 macrumors 6502

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    It's obviously the OP just posted the story to show it was a joke anyway. Don't jump on him relax. Your phone will be ok. OP yes I read the article earlier today and laughed as well. Thought it was funny. Welcome to the internet where everyone gets upset over everything. Lol
     
  11. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    It looks like something impaled the box and put a huge dent into the back of the phone so it probably happened in transit. Maybe it was crushed by one of the automated tracks shippers use to sort packages.
     
  12. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Samsung's reaction to an iPhone exploding: "Haha, charade you are!"

    (Sorry... had to get a tenuous reference in. I love Floyd's Animals.)
     
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    Looks like forklift damage. How the shippers at various points allowed this to pass is a good quality control question. As far as the rest is concerned I believe it as much as I believe you can drill a hole in your iPhone to use you old headphones.
     
  15. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Wonder which one gives the most bang for the buck :D
     
  16. gaymerraver macrumors member

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    No way did that just "explode" without something else causing it in the first place you can see the phone has not exploded from the inside and the components reacting but from the outside.
     
  17. Nekomichi macrumors member

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    I ran a check against the device serial number that was visible in the photos, it appeared to be invalid.
     
  18. gazzy644 macrumors newbie

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    Looks like blunt damage to the packaging. Funny thing about Li-ion batteries they will burn if the integrity of the cell is compromised.
     
  19. Knockoutjosie macrumors 6502

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    So is this true ?
     
  20. dmx macrumors 6502a

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    At first glance, I agree it looks like the packaging (and the phone) were somehow crushed in transit. If that's the case, a battery failure would be expected.
     
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