A car caught fire to a Florida man’s Jeep where the main culprit was the Samsung Galaxy Note7.
It appears that these phones are catching fire within the first week or two since activation.
But now that the iPhone 7 has already had more than a couple of cases oh fires, perhaps a few more reports of fires and Apple could be facing a similar fate that Samsung did with the Note7, requiring a worldwide recall.
Mat Jones “The victim” left his phone under a bunch of clothes in his car while he went to take a surfing lesson. When he returned, he found his car filled with smoke, 7 News reports. The heated phone ignited and smoked the interior to a crisp.
“Ash was just coming from inside the pants which then, once you unwrapped the pants, the phone was just melting inside of it”, Jones told 7 News. The Surf instructor is now left with no phone, or car, which was badly damaged during the fire.
7 News says that Apple is aware of the incident and will investigate the events that led to the phone’s ignition. The investigation would also determine whether or not the incident was caused by a defective iPhone.
The iPhone 7 was sitting under clothes, and in a car parked at the beach, it is totally possible that the heat building up in the car began to warm the phone up, speeding up the ignition process, and with plenty of fuel to burn the poor surfer’s clothes.
The way things are going we definitely do not know the next phone that this similar thing might happen to. For you to avoid this you have to read why smartphones explode and how to stop them from exploding here.
My Advice To Smartphone Users
Do not charge your smartphones near your bed or pillow and whenever your phone overheated please do make sure you place it in a dry place like on a table, so you will be in good hands.
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