iPhone 4 Shocking Surprise

Master

iPhone 4 Shocking Surprise

I found this article to be very interesting. A passenger who boarded an Australian Airline flight's iPhone 4 apparently self-combusted on board during the flight. Kind of reminds me of that one incident when that one guy's Verizon Droid X exploded while he was taking a call.

Read here: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/28/iphone-4-experiences-self-combustion-aboard-just-landed-aircraft...

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Former Employee

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Well if it was happening with many units I would agree, but it's just one report.
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Master

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Still, I find it amazing how the back of it could shatter like glass without being dropped and such. I sure wouldn't want my iPhone to look like that!

When the phone exploded, people probably thought there might have been a terrorist on the plane... Smiley Very Happy

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ACE - Professor

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Looks like a battery malfunction. Happens. Pretty rare, and usually due to a short that heats the battery up until it swells.

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Professor

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the battery is a  lithium polymer battery and once they get hot  they spur out  huge amounts of smoke and get very hot.  I race RC cars we use lipo batteries ( lithium polymer batteries) they are stable but if they swell up or  charge up improperly they will do that.

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