iPhone 7 Catches Fire on the Pillow Just Next to the Head of Sleeping Owner
If you’re reading this article on an iPhone, you’d better read fast because you never know what’s going to happen. An iPhone 7 Plus caught fire in the middle of the night while charging, with the owner sleeping only a few inches away from the device.
While sleeping with the phone close to the head is not a recommended thing to do because of all the radiations, you now have another reason not to do it: the device could go boom and cause severe injuries.
The Chinese owner of the iPhone 7 Plus explained she purchased the device in March, so it was barely one month old when it exploded.
The woman, who only wanted to share her surname Chen, explained that she was sleeping in her home in Nanjing with the iPhone charging on a pillow right next to her. She was woken up at approximately 2 am because of what she describes as cracking sounds, so naturally, the first thing she did was to have a look at the device.
The iPhone was emitting smoke, so she tried to throw it to the ground to reduce the risk of a fire and injuries, before noticing that the device caught fire and burned for approximately 3 minutes. Although no injuries were reported, Chen says the iPhone is completely ruined and pictures of the aftermath show the body melted in the place where the battery typically resides.
iPhones? Never again
Chen explains that she already took the broken iPhone to the retailer and an investigation already started, though a refund would only be issued when the cause of the incident is determined. It’s not yet clear if Apple already got in touch or not, but as it usually happens with such incidents involving iPhones, very little is known about Apple’s involvement and the outcome of the investigations.
On the other hand, Chen says she no longer wants an iPhone unless Apple can guarantee that devices can’t burst into flames.
“Even if they decide to give me a brand-new iPhone, I won’t accept it until they can provide guarantees that something like this won’t happen again,” she was quoted as saying.
A statement from Apple is not yet available and there’s a good chance the company will remain tight-lipped on this case and everything regarding overheating iPhones.
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