Student's iPhone explodes in his back pocket

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  1. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    It happens every once in a while.

    Certainly does not indicate a problem. Batteries contain energy and sometimes they fail.
     
  2. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    Exploding phones happen. But it extremely rare.
     
  3. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice science, bro.
     
  4. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    If it was in his back pocket he was probably sitting on it, which might have crushed the battery.

    I'm not sure why people carry phones in their back pockets. They're more likely to be pick pocketed, you have to take them out to sit down to avoid sitting on your phone, etc...
     
  5. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    It was not a 7, older model. Title should say that with almost EVERYONE looking for something wrong with the IPhone 7.
     
  6. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Batteries are small bombs, they contain a lot of energy. While they have safeguards builtin (i.e poking them with a knife causes them to release the energy over time and not in one big BOOM), they are not infallible. A unnoticed weak spot in the battery during production, that cracks after stress/pressure/heat can cause them to turn into a flame thrower. He properly got that one out of the million that was the lemon.
     
  7. Chumlee_ macrumors newbie

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    Maybe you should't put your phone in your back pocket while sitting down since your weight can put pressure on the battery making it explode or causing the iPhone 6 to bend
     
  8. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    So it's a bendplosion gate now?
     
  9. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    Uh yeh don't sit on your phone. In his back pocket sitting meaning bending and crushing it.

    Darwin award winner.
     
  10. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    I had an explosion in my back pocket once... when i farted
     
  11. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    So much for those Samsung exploding battery jokes
     
  12. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Just the truth bro
     
  13. foxconn Suspended

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    funny how we don't hear about iphone's exploding until samsung does a massive recall.

    samsung doing damage control by setting iphone's on fire?? wouldn't be surprised.
     
  14. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    A crack in it, and sitting on it in his back pocket. Bending the phone like that can't be good.
    I can't understand why people put a phone in their back pocket. :(
     
  15. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    iPhones have been exploding way before the Note 7 was even a thing dude
     
  16. foxconn Suspended

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    Obviously I don't recall every exploding iPhone, but the iPhones that have exploded before we from using unauthorized cables to charge or other reason; not just sitting there and catching on fire randomly.
     
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  18. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Exploding batteries happen. Sometimes they happen to be inside phones.
     
  19. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    Dude there's been cases of iPhones exploding in people's pockets since at least 2012 (probably some earlier cases too). This isn't anything new
     
  20. MaSx macrumors regular

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    Maybe he was sitting on the phone wrong?

    I have been iPhone user as long as I could remember but TBH, the hypocrisy here is deep. When Samsung phone explodes blames everything on Samsung but when it's Apple. Everyone plays nice.."extremely rare" and blames everyone else but Apple. If we continue to let Apple get a pass and sugar code things, we would be stuck with 3.5 inch iPhone and 8/16GB storage (let's not even talk about 3 years old phone design). If it's a bad Apple, it's a bad Apple.
     
  21. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    BINGO
     
  22. stulaw11 macrumors 65816

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    Huh? Samsung phones are exploding because of faulty batteries and manufacturing.

    This IDIOT sat on his phone! Any battery you pierce or bend will cause catastrophic failure. Simple physics at play.

    Pull your battery out of your laptop and start bending it, it will likely start sparking and catch on fire once it shorts of pierces the battery casing.

    No hypocrisy. If Apple battery is were just blowing up just because people wouldn't be happy but they aren't in anywhere near concerning levels.

    Out of the over 1 billion iphones sold how many total have you heard catching fire over the years? MAYBE 50 if that? A microscopic number compared to units out there.
     
  23. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Even in the front do you really leave the phone in your pocket when you sit down? I put the phone in my front and back pocket. Take it out either way when I sit down.
     
  24. itsmilo macrumors 65816

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    always in my front pocket. I even get a panic attack when its not. Sometimes i carry my old iPhone 5 with me as well i put this in my backpocket cuz two phones in both front pockets looks weird. So far so good. Its just a habit
     

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