VIDEO of iPhone 4S EXPLODING in pocket!!!

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  1. DanteMann, Jul 7, 2012
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    DanteMann macrumors 6502

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    Wow, just wow. Can't wait to see how Apple respond to this one.

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    Reports of phones exploding are not new. But never has an incident been caught on video until now.

    Most recently some dude came out and reported his GS3 exploded. Sammy responded swiftly to investigate and the dude got busted for microwaving his GS3. The guy came out and admitted to it and apologized. But in the case of this exploding iPhone 4s, no microwave was needed. Hopefully Apple can be just as quick honest as Samsung was with their response.

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  2. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Looks almost staged to me. But if not, its crazy.
     
  3. iHelios macrumors member

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  4. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    Not crazy at all. phones have had this problem for years now including Nokias, Samsungs, older iPhones, etc, etc.

    From what I remember, the trouble with lithium batteries have always been its volatility. although it has gotten a lot better in safety, we will probably hear explosion happen every once in a while for years to come.
     
  5. Raftysworld macrumors 6502

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    Very very fake.

    1) Clearly some frames have been edited
    2) How convenient he happens to be right in the center of a conveniently placed security camera
    3) No indication that this was even an iPhone
     
  6. DroidNoMore macrumors newbie

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    I guess when you make 10's of millions of an electronic device, one or two are bound to fail. Since this doesn't seem to be wide spread, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
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    Yep, think it is a bogus vid. The last iphone to catch fire on that airliner was because of a bad repair job and a screw being left in the phone. The claim of an S3 catching fire was proved to be bogus and the kid admitted to doing it on purpose.

    Just add another bogus claim to the pile. This thing was smoking in the van, yet it didn't raise any suspicion. And a lack of oxygen in a cramped pants pocket would have precluded a fire. If anything, the smoking ofthe phone should have gotten a lot worse when the phone was exposed to the fresh air, when the kid threw it down.

    It's also a bit strange that the van parks right in front of the door, yet the kids walks away from it and to the center of the films frame for the best 'viewing'. If that door isn't wherethey worked, why go through the trouble of pulling in, backing upand then parking perfectly in front of that door?
     
  9. bmunge macrumors regular

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    Rofl that is a blatantly fake. Watch when he initially throws the item on the ground, it's something much larger than an iPhone. Then the frames skip and there is a phone on the ground. Comical.
     
  10. Timzer macrumors 6502

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    That phone totally looks to have blown from the inside out. Just look at the pics. Unlike the Samsung phone, which only had burn marks on the outside and was still perfectly intact. Samsung also responded in a quick, responsible and professional fashion. They also hired a third party investigator to assess the evidence. As of now Samsung also hasn't even taken legal action against the said perp. More props to Sammy if they continue take the high road on this.
    So far no word from Apple on the matter. Let's see if they respond, and if they hire a third party to do the investigation or keep it all hush hush in house. Transparency and Apple are usually not in the same world.
     
  11. brock2621 macrumors 6502a

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    ......... Seriously??? .........
     
  12. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    No need for Apple to respond. These happen to lithium ion batteries.
     
  13. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    wouldn't there be some warning on the product such as "beware: battery can explode under normal use" or similar if this were the case?
     
  14. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    "crazy" as in crazy looking. I know batteries in phones have exploded, but I've never actually seen it on video.

    And the more I watch this video, the more I call BS.
     
  15. DroidNoMore macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't waste resources on bogus stuff like this.
     
  16. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Looks to me like a case of eating too much 4-alarm chilli.
     
  17. cynics macrumors G3

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    There have been quite a few recalls of various lithium ion batteries due to the potential of overheating and fire, especially with laptops. I read somewhere its due to metal fragments in an overly hot battery moving around and puncturing something. Just like getting a defective device its not unheard of to get a defective battery however rare.

    I don't know if the the video is real or not.

    Edit : found it... http://computer.howstuffworks.com/dell-battery-fire.htm I think that's about dell in particular but it explains how it could happen...
     
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    4) The security camera was owned and operated by his FATHER. lol.
     
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  23. JAT macrumors 603

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    Then they get a "You deserved it" on FML.

    FWIW, there isn't space on a battery (say, a lithium 9v) for everything, and many batteries are built into your phone or laptop, so you can't see them, anyway. And I do see warnings on packaging. I linked to a website that sells them, disclosure has to be a webpage for a web vendor.
     

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