1. Apple joins Samsung: iPhone 7 catches fire; destroys car in Australia

Apple joins Samsung: iPhone 7 catches fire; destroys car in Australia

Move over Samsung's bursting devices, as an Australian surfer has claimed that an iPhone 7, which caught fire, has destroyed his car while he was out in the water, and released a video footage for the same.

By: | Updated: October 21, 2016 10:26 PM
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Move over Samsung’s bursting devices, as an Australian surfer has claimed that an iPhone 7, which caught fire, has destroyed his car while he was out in the water, and released a video footage for the same. The surfer, Mat Jones told news outlets that he went to the water after keeping his smartphone wrapped in his clothes inside the car. When he returned he saw his vehicle damaged because of the fire caused by the burning iPhone 7. He told local news station (7 News) that when he came back his car windows were all black and saw ash coming out of his clothes. When unwrapped, he saw the iPhone was melting inside. There has been no other proof yet, apart from the video footage Jones came out with, nor has there been any confirmation.

This adds to the many other claims of iPhone 7s catching fire. Last month, another person from Australia had reportedly burnt his legs when his iPhone 7 burst in his back pocket when he fell down from his mountain bike. Overcharging and puncturing the device are the main reasons generally that these devices catch fire. Apple has reportedly said that it is aware of the incident and is investigating the issue. The pictures and videos might suggest something, yet if proved correct Apple will need to take careful steps to deal with the matter, even though the issue of reports of fire are not as rampant as that of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices.

Recently, the exploding batteries of Samsung galaxy Note 7’s created a huge furore in the tech world and caused bad PR so much that Samsung had to kill the device. Samsung, after initial reports of fire, recalled its devices and concluded that it was a battery manufacturer’s problem and replaced them with new ones. Yet, when the new ‘Safe’ devices started catching fire, Samsung decided to stop the devices altogether,as it already made huge losses of billions of dollars.

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    Amit
    Oct 22, 2016 at 4:17 pm
    I think this is done by samsung people to downfall iphone how chips act
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      Alex Thomas
      Oct 21, 2016 at 3:19 pm
      It is a risk to leave your kids in the car during summer, why? Same rule applies here..if the outside temperature is 30degrees for example, inside temperature of the car can be around 45-50degrees. And this smart guy left the phone in the car for A longer period, hence he paid the price. I myself experienced if the phone is in the car under the contact of any type of heat, it automatically turns off, but in this case it looks like phone has crossed the stage of turning off and got heated up more then it should. For others who is facing this issue, definately take it to apple, they can also test your device(battery). But before that keep in mind few cirstances when your phone can be overheated while using is while using applications which uses your location ex- google or apple maps, playing a game, safari etc. other then that if you are facing this issue while charging your phone, try different outlet, check if it is normal heating or it is going to a point where you can't touch your phone! Also try and completely discharge your phone and then charge it again, while doing this process also monitor how your battery life is. But in any case if your phone is heating to a point where you can not touch your device due to overheating, please dont risk your life, take it straight down to apple or speak to apple customer care.
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        Sud
        Oct 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm
        Fraud
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          Sud
          Oct 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm
          Frusd
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            Sud
            Oct 21, 2016 at 5:43 pm
            He is a fraud
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              Bharat
              Oct 21, 2016 at 11:16 am
              Is production happening from same manufacturer in china for both Samsung and Apple?
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                Daeu
                Oct 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm
                Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Did you'll notice even the box caught fire , maybe he takes the box along when he goes to surf . They are just jealous of apple
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                  Ya
                  Oct 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                  How come the box is burnt
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                    Hiten
                    Oct 21, 2016 at 5:08 pm
                    Stop using smart phones and switch to old Nokia black and white which does only calls
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                      Kripz
                      Oct 22, 2016 at 6:26 am
                      Better to use..3310 r 1110 at least it's safe
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                        Lino
                        Oct 21, 2016 at 8:05 pm
                        Shame on u TFE for publishing such fakes
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                          Murad
                          Oct 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm
                          Hahahaha😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 what a lie n it's truly fake 😂😂😂
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                            Suyog Rane
                            Oct 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm
                            Nice & terror news regarding this dangerous cell phone really people should be aware of this this
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                              Shrutakeerti
                              Oct 22, 2016 at 2:44 am
                              The guy must be moving with some crackers for Diwali 😎
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                                Smit
                                Oct 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm
                                Have u ever seen iphone 7s....😂 Just planted a fake stories nothng else...Fake story..👆🏻
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                                  Waqas
                                  Oct 21, 2016 at 6:25 pm
                                  Where do u see iphone7s?
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                                    Zeexster
                                    Oct 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm
                                    How did he video shoot the burning iphone 7 when his phone itself was burning???
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                                      Guruprasad Kodihalli
                                      Oct 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm
                                      I am also facing same problem but it's i6 over heating while browsing.
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                                        AA
                                        Oct 22, 2016 at 5:19 am
                                        Samsung do manufacter many parts for Apple including battery....so said apple
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                                          Ali Clarke
                                          Oct 21, 2016 at 9:39 pm
                                          Burn baby burn 🔥
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                                          1. Anil Pandit
                                            Oct 22, 2016 at 3:51 am
                                            iPhone 7 fire
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