iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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Following on from the many publicised incidents of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets catching fire, and subsequent withdrawal of the device by Samsung, many media outlets have been trying to find examples of iPhones catching fire or exploding. And while these incidents are currently very few and far between in comparison with the Galaxy Note 7 incidents, a couple of stories have come to light recently. The first of these was an iPhone 7 that was said to have exploded a few days ago, and now today Phone Arena has an exclusive report from one of its readers who says that his iPhone 6s caught fire when it was in his back pocket, resulting in a blackened and melted phone, and leaving the hapless owner with second-degree burns on his left buttock and left index finger, as well as burnt jeans.
The reader says that he was treated in his local ER, and that he also contacted Apple and is hoping for a replacement phone. Apple has yet to make a statement on the issue, and it’s quite likely that this is just an isolated, unexplained incident, or even a hoax, but worth reporting on nonetheless.
Usually if there’s a problem with an Apple product on a larger scale we start seeing multiple postings about similar incidents on the Apple Support forums (as happened with “bend-gate,” for example) which has not happened so far.
Source: Apple iPhone 6s catches on fire