iPhone catches fire in student's pants

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  1. Kevsta26 macrumors 6502a

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  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Interesting... Well your not suppose to sit on it I would be scared to sit on it in the first place. And I think its fine to give a middle school student an iPhone.
     
  3. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    What does this have to do with a middle school student owning an iPhone? That's a silly statement.
     
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    i bet a lot of the guys in the class got excited when her pants started coming off ;)
     
  7. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    In the US, usually grades 7 and 8, sometimes 6 through 8.

    Elementary = K through 5 or 6
    Middle School or Jr. High = 6,7,8 or 7,8 (depends on where)
    High School or Sr. High = 9,10,11,12.

    There's a lot of variations between districts and districts sometimes reshuffle as necessary (usually grade 6 gets moved) as school capacities change.

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    I'm surprised anyone would put their PHONE in a back pocket! That's just asking to bend it or crack the screen.

    Also, personally anything in my back pockets is extremely annoying when I sit down, and can easily be pick-pocketed; I've always used my side pockets for my wallet, phone and keys.

    And yeah, Li-Po batteries have a habit of exploding or catching fire when bent. Search "lithium battery fire" on YouTube. Hours of entertainment. Okay, minutes. :)
     
  8. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess this gives new meaning to the phrase "Hot pants".
     
  9. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Or "Liar, Liar". :D
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed.

    That has to be user damage or a defective battery.
     
  11. 869639 macrumors 6502

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    Most likely the top reasons why the students iPhone caught on fire:

    - Used 3rd party charger
    - Used 3rd party cable
    - Used 3rd party battery
    - Used 3rd party component in the unit [This can be anything]

    and given that lots of people buy used items, it is also possible that the user has no idea about the 3rd party parts in/with her unit as lots of people are not knowledgable regarding this fact.

    I have seen up close quality of the 3rd party chargers, cables, batteries and even iPhone screens. Ever since a incident in our family we have never gone with anything 3rd party, I even recommend people to just go get things from apple regardless of what it is because all the items have not been inspected and/or passed safety standards.

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    Given the # of bent units we have seen since iPhone 5, we have yet to see a report of any catching fire. Its most likely due to usage of 3rd party parts/components
     
  12. CrimsonKnight macrumors 6502

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    I agree, this is the case 99% of the time, but you will still here the trolls screaming Apple makes dangerous products.
     
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    To me thus us not a substantiated iPhone issue. Is there a possibility the battery was replaced with an after-market battery? Or the iPhone was previously damaged? Or an after-market charger was used that damaged the electronics?
     
  14. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Amazing how, with these stories, we only ever get blurry photos and then never hear about them again.
     
  15. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    Come on all. There are plenty of threads on here that prove the phone bent itself creating the issue. A clear manufacturing defect. Sitting on it was merely coincidence.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not sure since you weren't there and didn't do a forensic analysis on the phone how you could possibly know that.
     
  17. Shrink macrumors G3

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    The one between the two end schools, silly!:p

    I know I shouldn't, but the image of some kid with her butt on fire from sitting on her phone made me laugh.

    I know, it's a serious thing...and I'm embarrassed that I laughed, but putting your iPhone in your back pocket is...ah...not so smart.:rolleyes:
     

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