While it may seem a far-fetched comparison right now, an iPhone 7’s explosion felt eerily similar to an explosion in the Note 7’s book. The phone set a car on fire in Australia, after its owner had reportedly left it inside the car.
Mat Jones went to take a surfing lesson, and left his phone under a pile of clothing, only to return to find the car’s interior filled with smoke. The phone subsequently caught fire and damaged the car, which is now in an unusable state.
Mr. Jones claims to not have used any third-party accessory or damaged his phone since buying it, though, leaving the lithium-ion battery in a hot place potentially can lead to instances like these. Apple hasn’t responded at all to the event as of yet, but is understood that it is investigating. Mr. Jones is sure though, that the phone was the sole cause of the event.
This isn’t the first case of an iPhone 7 exploding even in Australia. A few days back a Sydney man fell backwards and claimed the iPhone caught fire on impact akin to a bomb. Prior to that, an iPhone 7 caught fire while being shipped to its new customer. the iPhone 6s has also reportedly exploded a few times.
The incident is also similar to an occurring in Florida, which took place just over a month ago, where a car was completely engulfed in flames after someone tried to charge their Note 7 in its vicinity.
With so many iPhones exploding we might have another Note 7-like debacle on our hands. Even if it doesn’t catch the media’s eye like the Samsung flagship, just a mere resemblance to the memory would likely hurt Apple.
Image Source: 7 News AU