iPhone Explodes In Pocket, Causing Burns

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JamesMike, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I know it happens.
    Last year during school, in the next room over a kids phone started smoking and started on fire in his pocket so he dropped it on the floor. It exploded on the floor. There's still a mark there to this day.
    It smelled absolutely horrible and everybody had to leave that classroom. I've seen pictures of the actual phone that blew up and it's much worse than the picture in that article.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like these rare incidents are usually battery related in some way (as in a defective or damaged battery), which is simething that applies to pretty much any phone these days (and even various other devices).
     
  4. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    These things can happen to lithium-ion batteries whatever they are used in. Batteries that show no sign of problems can explode and catch fire. Fortunately this is pretty rare. The hazard is highest during charging.
     
  5. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Well, for a start it didn't explode. But why let a dictionary get in the way of a sensationalist headline?
     
  6. tryphone macrumors member

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    Not just iPhones. Samsung had this problem with the note 3
     

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