A surfer from New South Wales, Australia reported that his new iPhone 7 exploded inside his car. When he returned from a surfing lesson, he was surprised to see his automobile filled with smoke. Apple is now investigating the incident, according L.A. Times.
In an interview with Yahoo News, Mat Jones said he wrapped his iPhone 7 with a pair of jeans before going to his surfing lesson. He also never thought that his gadget would cause damage to his car. To help the investigators, he submitted pictures of the molten remains of his phone, his car and charred pants.
Furthermore, Jones says he only bought his iPhone 7 a week ago. He adds that there is a possibility that his handset overheated inside his hot automobile.
According to tech experts, smartphones and other gadgets with lithium-ion batteries are always prone to fire in extreme conditions. So, the explosion of Jones' iPhone 7 might be an isolated case. Apple has not yet released a statement regarding the incident, but they already send a team of investigators.
Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission started a study regarding the risks of lithium-ion batteries, according to a report from Reuters. The delicate technology of the batteries leaves it vulnerable to explosion. In addition, early investigations show there's a growing number of phones that use such batteries, so the number of possible incidents could rise too.
Jones' case is not the first iPhone explosion. Manila Bulletin previously reported that a man from Zhengzhou, China claimed his iPhone 7 suddenly caught fire while he was shooting a video. His phone reportedly exploded in two parts, leaving injuries on his face and left hand.
Also, ABC30 reported an iPhone 6 Plus user from Fresno, California had a bad experience on her gadget. While sleeping in the middle of the night, Yvette Estrada suddenly woke-up finding her iPhone 6 Plus is on fire.
She said the phone got so hot that it burned her dresser, a pair of glasses and two Apple Watch stands.
As of now, Apple has not yet issued a worldwide recall for its iPhone 7 or iPhone 6 Plus models.
Meanwhile, Samsung is still investigating the root cause of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions. The Korean tech firm already asked its subscribers to stop using the smartphone and return it to stores.
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