Exploding iPhones?

phsycology

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Hey,

So, my dads in hospital at the moment - nothing serious, nothing to be too worried about - and when I was there visiting yesterday, the nurse was looking at my dad's 3G and my V1, and he told us that a woman in another bay told him that her 3G had exploded and sent glass splinters everywhere!
Strange or what?

Any similar stories?
 

jptolife

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WOW, first time I ever hear that. Weird, I don't see how an iPhone could explode that way.
 

MileHighRob

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The only tragedy I've heard is of the guy whos leg suffered third degree burns from the iPhone overheating while in his pants pocket.
 

jarofclay73

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jarofclay73

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Hey,

So, my dads in hospital at the moment - nothing serious, nothing to be too worried about - and when I was there visiting yesterday, the nurse was looking at my dad's 3G and my V1, and he told us that a woman in another bay told him that her 3G had exploded and sent glass splinters everywhere!
Strange or what?

Any similar stories?
Sound fishy to me. There HAS been documention of one exploding iPhone but apparently it didn't send shards of glass careening through the air: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/Apple/hardware-unlock-explodes-iphone-295631.php
And that's obviously a v1.

Check this out video: http://www.maniacworld.com/exploding-iphone.html
These guys intentionally blew up an iPhone! No glass splinters, apparently.
 
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[HUMOR]I think this is a good thing. The publicity will finally make Apple's sagging iPhone sales soar.

"There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about" - Oscar "Mayer" Wilde[/HUMOR]
 

obbigood

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haha, I tried to purchase iPhone last week but they told me nationwide out-of-stock in France, dunno if there is anything to do with this. Anyway, I really want a iPhone now! Explodable or not!
 

offroadhunter

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Heard about it on the news here, i'm not convinced these things explode, sounds more like an excuse to replace a broken phone with a FREE new one
 
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haha, I tried to purchase iPhone last week but they told me nationwide out-of-stock in France, dunno if there is anything to do with this. Anyway, I really want a iPhone now! Explodable or not!
You'll probably have rotten luck and get the non-exploding model. I hear that the exploding iPhones are going for as much as $4,000 on eBay.