secret iphone feature? iPhone catches fire on Australian plane

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  1. GarytheiPhonema macrumors member

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  3. tinymille macrumors newbie

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    man i remember my blackberry bold used to be burning hot while on long calls lol, i love my iphone :)

    the catch on fire feature has to be unlocked by boarding an Australian flight maybe?
     
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    Good call. The battery will drain so fast it won't have time to catch fire before it dies.










    (I'm KIDDING...ok!? :p)
     
  5. MagnusF macrumors regular

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    My guess is that it had water damage before this.
     
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    Ummmm...what?
     
  7. MrRon macrumors regular

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    Is it ORIGINAL Apple battery or aftermarket?? that makes a difference
     
  8. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Didn't Apple just do a worldwide recall on some iPod Nano's for risk of battery fire? I know there's been lawsuit settlements as well.

    It's something that almost every electronic manufacturer has had to deal with, as they don't directly control the quality of the batteries they use, and bad batches sometimes get through.

    Being always on, and inside a tight case are contributing factors, as can be dropping a unit.
     
  9. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

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    Well if these iphone batterys are anything like Li-po cells in rc then its no wonder they go up in smoke and flames. I have had a few go up in my car for no reason what so ever and at $200 a battery it soon starts to add up. They only need to have the slightest imperfection in the build phase that they could go up with little to no warning. It worrying though that it always seems to be apple batterys with the issue. i wouldnt want my phone in my pocket when that battery explodes.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQheOtdCTjs
     
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    Well, since he has the "Steve Jobs" back cover, he might as well have a different battery. Or messed it up when he changed the cover...
     
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    Look at the apple logo, it has steve jobs on the back

    [​IMG]
     
  14. MagnusF macrumors regular

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    I used to work for a large phone company, i have handled ALOT of water damaged phones. Sometimes after a period of time the battery begins to swell up and can explode. We had a Nokia phone which started smoking and then the battery exploded, a water damaged phone.

    That is why it´s not always a good idea to keep using an phone which has been dropped into the sink/toilet.
     
  15. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

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    Can it really just…POOF..Go into flames?

    Like come on. Sometimes I think phone fires are a LITTLE ridiculous. Sure, They can happen. But come on..Does it really just POOF?
     
  16. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    The Chevy Volt catches fire if in a collision! I wonder if this is related? They both use the same battery chemistry.

    It hardly surprises me that a large Volt battery, when shorted, will catch fire!
     
  17. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    I heard Samsung phones not only are fireproof, but they actually absorb the energy from explosions around them to power their displays.

    Proof? Check the link he has one in his pocket.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dRuwBwnmsU
     
  18. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

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    that guys phone looks nothing like that.
     
  19. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    I can think of an even better reason to stop using your phone if you drop it in the frigging toilet !!!! Yuk!!!:eek:
     
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