There’s another phone said to be catching fire

Just when you thought the exploding phone saga was limited to one manufacturer, it has been revealed Apple is now
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Just when you thought the exploding phone saga was limited to one manufacturer, it has been revealed Apple is now investigating a claim that its latest device iPhone 7 overheated, caught fire and completely destroyed a car in Australia.

Samsung has been laying low since its premium Galaxy Note 7 device failed, making headlines around the world for catching fire.

However, Australian man Mat Jones says he left his iPhone 7 in his car while he was having a surf lesson and when he returned he says his car was filled with some and burned in the same area where he had left his smartphone.

The surf instructor, who only purchased the iPhone 7 recently, told 7 News he left his phone under clothes in his car.

“Ash was just coming from inside the pants, which then once you wrapped open the pants, the phone was just melting inside of it,” Jones told 7 News.

Though he wasn’t at his car when it caught fire, Jones says the iPhone 7, which uses a Lithium-ion battery like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, was to blame and shared images of the remains of his smartphone with the news agency.

An Apple spokesperson says the company is in contact with Jones and will be investigating the matter further.

Do you have a latest-release Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Note? Do you know anyone who might be affected by this news?

  1. Did he check that his phone, even wrapped in his pants, was not in direct sunlight? Even just the heat in a car left in the sun could be enough to cause problems with the battery if it swells and overheats.

    • Judi Francis  

      Honestly, how stupid are some people. It’s not rocket science to know NOT to leave your phone in the car in the sun!!
      The law tells us not to leave a child or a dog in the car unattended as they can overheat and even die in short time as the sun heats the car to over 50/70deg again in a short time! …ANY phone could burn at that heat!!! You can’t blame Apple iphone7 burning , on someone’s stupidity!!

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