Two-day-old iPhone 6 heats up and sparks during call, is thrown from vehicle, explodes

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Rafagon

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Koshan Yadav was driving around, in Gurgaon, India, when his handset's temperature began to rise unexpectedly. It then started sparking. Startled, he threw the handset out of his car window in an effort to avoid injury. The handset then exploded upon impact with the ground, or so the story goes.

The incident, involving a gray-colored 64 GB iPhone 6, allegedly took place on June 20th, and the handset had been purchased on June 18th. It came to light on Tuesday after Mr. Yadav filed a police complaint and an FIR was registered.
 
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Europa

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These things never happen in the US for some reasons. Coincidence?
I wonder if it has something to do with the amount of people who use extremely cheap chargers in third world countries. I'm not saying batteries don't explode here, but it does seem to occur more often in countries like that. I provided several links here supporting the damage they can cause.
 

Njshoremom4gurlz

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Yes I think the charger. No sense the phone all by itself!?? I had many phones this one has not heated on me.


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efuseakay

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Been 115F + there since May and 2,500+ people have died. I left my phone on the roof of my car last month when it was in the mid 70s here for just a few minutes while I was quick detailing the interior of my car. I got that overheating warning on my iPhone. Couldn't imagine what would have happened to it if it were 45 degrees hotter.
 

Europa

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Been 115F + there since May and 2,500+ people have died. I left my phone on the roof of my car last month when it was in the mid 70s here for just a few minutes while I was quick detailing the interior of my car. I got that overheating warning on my iPhone. Couldn't imagine what would have happened to it if it were 45 degrees hotter.
The same thing - it just would have powered down. I really doubt it would have actually damaged your phone or made it explode if it was placed on the top of a car for a few minutes with the outside temperature being 120° degrees. I've exposed every one of my iPhones to outside temps of 115° (and occasionally 117°) degrees and they have all been fine despite powering themselves down multiple times. They usually only power down if I'm talking on the phone while out in those temps or if I set it in direct sunlight. I can play music at 115° and it's fine as long as it's not in direct sunlight.

I think it has to do with their super cheap chargers damaging the phone.
 

efuseakay

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The same thing - it just would have powered down. I really doubt it would have actually damaged your phone or made it explode if it was placed on the top of a car for a few minutes with the outside temperature being 120° degrees. I've exposed every one of my iPhones to outside temps of 115° (and occasionally 117°) degrees and they have all been fine despite powering themselves down multiple times. They usually only power down if I'm talking on the phone while out in those temps or if I set it in direct sunlight. I can play music at 115° and it's fine as long as it's not in direct sunlight.

I think it has to do with their super cheap chargers damaging the phone.
Yeah, more than likely the chargers. Or even their crappy electrical grid they have there.
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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The same thing - it just would have powered down. I really doubt it would have actually damaged your phone or made it explode if it was placed on the top of a car for a few minutes with the outside temperature being 120° degrees. I've exposed every one of my iPhones to outside temps of 115° (and occasionally 117°) degrees and they have all been fine despite powering themselves down multiple times. They usually only power down if I'm talking on the phone while out in those temps or if I set it in direct sunlight. I can play music at 115° and it's fine as long as it's not in direct sunlight.

I think it has to do with their super cheap chargers damaging the phone.
You mean this was all a lie?!

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dallasjetfan

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I wonder if it has something to do with the amount of people who use extremely cheap chargers in third world countries. I'm not saying batteries don't explode here, but it does seem to occur more often in countries like that. I provided several links here supporting the damage they can cause.
Or maybe they are using them to blow stuff up!!