Apple Investigates Exploding Arizona iPhone 7

Apple Investigates Exploding Arizona iPhone 7

A month after Samsung revealed the cause of its combustible Galaxy Note 7 issue, Apple is investigating an incident of an iPhone 7 catching fire. This particular incident was caught on camera by Twitter user Brianna Olivas. When Mashable asked how Apple is tackling the situation the company said that it was “in touch with the customer and looking into it.”

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According to Olivia, she used Apple’s charger and that the iPhone 7 had been working properly the week prior. This week she had problems with the phone not switching on and had it checked at an Apple store only to find that there was no issue with it.

She had the phone charging next to her the following morning and her boyfriend placed it on the dresser. Olivias said that from the restroom he saw the iPhone 7 “steaming and [heard] a squealing noise.” From there the phone caught fire and her boyfriend threw the phone into the restroom where it “blew up and more smoke started coming out of the phone,” according to Olivas.

What’s left the phone has been handed over to Apple for them to run more tests and find out what happened exactly and she received a replacement handset. Since this was an isolated incident, there’s been no warning about iPhone safety.


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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