Apple is investigating the story of an Australian resident who is claiming his iPhone 7 caught fire and took his car with it. This story comes as the Samsung Galaxy Note7 story has started to wind down a bit. Concerns over the batteries housed in smartphones has sparked conversation though and this isn’t the first iPhone to have a battery issue. We haven’t seen a lot of iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus battery explosion issues but Apple is “reportedly” on top of this one to find out the cause.
A NSW man says his iPhone 7 burst into flames and filled his car with smoke. https://t.co/7hkrfY9D0f
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) October 20, 2016
Surfer Mat Jones told Channel 7 News that he had gone into water off a New South Wales beach and left his new iPhone 7, bought last week, wrapped in a pair of trousers in his car on the beach. He said that when he returned from the water he saw smoke billowing out from the car. “As I looked into my car you could not see inside the car, like all the windows were just black.” Footage taken from another phone showed the front seats, dashboard and stick melted and charred, and Jones said that he felt “pretty much just like a big heat wave just came out of the car”.
If Apple is indeed in contact with Jones and is investigating the issue, it’s probably in their best interest do get it right the first time. We already know how badly things ended up for Samsung even after it claimed to have fixed the issue. We haven’t seen wide spread reports of iPhone 7 devices exploding so right now there’s no alarm being raised. But that’s not to say there could be an issue and something could happen in the near future.
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