iPhone catches fire

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  1. macman4291 macrumors regular

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    i left it on the charger last night and I wake up and it like bent and all ****ed up. I don't know what to do, I just got this thing like days ago
     

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  2. kirkhuffy macrumors regular

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    Damn. I'm guessing faulty battery and it swelled. Apple should replace it no problem
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Battery could possibly have expanded, causing the problems.

    Of course, get in touch with Apple Support.
     
  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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  5. caelius macrumors regular

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    The battery got swollen - nothing to do with "exploding". Contact Apple and get a replacement.

    (Happened to the battery of my old 17" MBP twice.)
     
  6. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    damn what is going on with all these batteries lately?!
     
  7. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    The battery issue goes back to the original unibody MacBook Pro. Those batteries were notorious for swelling. Brand new the sat flat on a table. After a couple of months you were able to spin them like a top because they bowed in the middle.

    Btw, they were replaceable batteries for anyone unfamiliar with them.

    O-H??
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I think "exploded" is slight exaggeration but make a great title for the thread.

    No doubt Apple will replace and I am sure they would like to get their hands on this to see what happened. This is a very rare occurrence and hopefully we see very few.
     
  9. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Also, simple question.

    Apple charger and cable, or aftermarket?
     
  10. shez macrumors member

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    Any more photos? What software were you running?
     
  11. dsjr2006 macrumors regular

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    Bring it to the Apple Store or call them. Also, clearly your phone did not "exploded"!
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You knew something was wrong bc you started a thread saying the battery life sucked and it ran really hot all the time.

    Also, exploded doesn't mean what you think it means.
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    add "bricked" to that.
     
  14. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. Looks more like "I sat on it and bent it at the weak point but will try to convince people the battery went bad".
     
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  16. studIOS5 macrumors 6502a

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    Never seen an enclosure bend like that from a swollen battery....
     
  17. dsjr2006 macrumors regular

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    It is quite strange that the phone would bend because of a swollen battery, seems like the screen would simply be pushed up and away. Smells fishy!
     
  18. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. See my post above. I'm suspicious.
     
  19. Ds6778 macrumors 6502

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    Lol you can actually see where it's bent.
     
  20. newellj macrumors 603

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    Yes, the only thing that's explosive in this thread is the OP's hyperbolic language.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 5, 2016 ---
    Or, yes, much more like that.
     
  21. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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    Looks like a phone from one of those bend tests, but could be expanded battery as well.
     
  22. newellj macrumors 603

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    I had a phone that suffered from failure of a lithium battery. It didn't look at all like that. It was swollen on both sides around the battery. This one just looks bent.
     
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  24. Rootus macrumors 6502

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    MR is fanboi central, and people take any kind of potential criticism of the largest corporation on the planet (or nearly so) as some kind of personal affront. I guess if you have no personal identity you have to adopt someone else's...

    In any case, Apple will be able to quickly determine bent vs swollen battery, we don't need people analyzing pixels on MR, ha!
     

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