Brand new iPhone 6 bursts into flames, user lodges FIR

By June 24th, 2015 AT 5:38 PM

In a report published by the Times of India, a Gurgaon-based restaurant owner, Kishan Yadav, has claimed that his iPhone 6 (a brand new one) caught fire while he was speaking to his friend. The device was bought by him last week and now he has filed a police complaint against Apple for proper redressal of the damage caused.

iphone6 blastsThanks to hands-free mode, the user escaped the unfortunate incident and was not subjected to any injury. So, it all happened when Yadav was speaking to his friend through car Bluetooth mode and suddenly he noticed sparks coming out of his phone. In order to avoid the danger, he threw out the phone out of the car’s window only to see it bursting into flames thereafter.

Following the incident, Yadav went to the Apple’s service centre right away and reported the event. However, the staff at the centre refused to record his complaint and asked him to submit the damaged unit for further checking.

In a conversation with TOI, Yadav said, “My face could have got burned as the phone exploded in a matter of seconds. When I threw the phone, the call was on and the battery was around 70 percent,” he said.

This is not the first time when such report has come up about Apple smartphones bursting into flames, there have been many such incidents worldwide claiming the safety concerns attached with Apple devices. Yadav was lucky to have come out of the incident without suffering any physical damage, in some cases users were subjected to third-degree burns.

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Wangsukh Dapru

Such incidents are no surprise has happened earlier with Nokia, Apple and Dell laptops too. however, the pic above appears to be a complete HOAX, how will the screen crack in two due to fire and only the front portion is burnt, the golden back cover which is plastic is intact, even considering that it may be metal atleast discoloration would happen.

Arif

One thing in mobile which can explode and that is Battery. Mobile battery is made of Li-Ion or Polymer, in these technology the area of battery is very less but gives very high current as compared to other types of battery say N-Cad or Me-H. So when battery gets short circuited or due to some short circuit or components fault it suddenly draws high current the intense & fast chemical reaction build inside the battery and due to sudden and intense gas pressure it explodes. Even Diwali’s small explosives also work in same principle, if you open any fire cracker… Read more »

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