1. Gray Area's Avatar
    Just FYI, seems like it is an isolated event but nevertheless good to be informed.

    https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/29/iphon...fire-exploded/
    12-29-2018 03:29 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It’s amazing how stuff like this appear to only happen during the holidays.
    joemd60, trw1602 and Gray Area like this.
    12-29-2018 03:34 PM
  3. blaine07's Avatar
    I’m fat; terribly afraid mines gonna crush lol
    Rob Phillips and Gray Area like this.
    12-29-2018 03:36 PM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    The title of the article should read “Dumb___ sits on his phone, sets himself on fire.”
    12-29-2018 05:26 PM
  5. MasterDarque's Avatar
    The title of the article should read “Dumb___ sits on his phone, sets himself on fire.”
    What I want to know is... but, did it bend???
    And also, what did the lack of a headphone jack do to either help with, or hindering of, of the fire??
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    12-29-2018 07:01 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    What I want to know is... but, did it bend???
    And also, what did the lack of a headphone jack do to either help with, or hindering of, of the fire??
    None of those issues persist but I heard if you squeeze it really hard you’ll lose reception. Normally that would be a problem but if the phone is on fire reception doesn’t really matter.
    12-29-2018 07:32 PM
  7. MasterDarque's Avatar
    None of those issues persist but I heard if you squeeze it really hard you’ll lose reception. Normally that would be a problem but if the phone is on fire reception doesn’t really matter.
    ‘Your holding it wrong*’
    *use of fire retardant gloves is mandatory...
    12-29-2018 07:36 PM
  8. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I bet if the guy went to the Apple Store and said "hey look at what my phone did" they would've replaced it right there on the spot. I imagine it was more like he went to the Apple store with a giant attitude, shot his mouth off, made legal threats, etc ...ect.. Everyones looking to win the "lottery" nowadays ...
    12-29-2018 11:28 PM
  9. JML5150's Avatar
    Buy enough tech, something will eventually fail... This is a case of that.... eh...
    12-30-2018 01:13 AM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If the fire started while it was in his rear pocket and he was just standing up, I can see his frustration. But if it turns out he was sitting down it’s a shame that he wasn’t injured because that’s exactly what anyone who sits on a phone deserves to have happen to them.

    He does reside in Ohio so I’m assuming he sat on it.
    12-30-2018 10:50 AM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    If the fire started while it was in his rear pocket and he was just standing up, I can see his frustration. But if it turns out he was sitting down it’s a shame that he wasn’t injured because that’s exactly what anyone who sits on a phone deserves to have happen to them.

    He does reside in Ohio so I’m assuming he sat on it.
    So why don’t you tell us how you really feel? Don’t hold back.



    12-30-2018 11:12 AM
  12. Gray Area's Avatar
    Lol this has turned into a hilarious thread! Good sense of humor everyone! Lol
    12-30-2018 11:25 AM
  13. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    *insert Note 7 joke here*
    nikkisharif likes this.
    12-30-2018 04:56 PM
  14. pkcable's Avatar
    I never understood why people put their phones in their back pocket. It fits better in the front pocket OR in a bag, and you won't ever sit on it accidently. That being said this is most likely an isolated incident. I'm sure Apple will investigate, and then offer a solution to mitigate the guy's damages. It won't and shouldn't be huge, BUT he may well be offered something beyond the value of the phone.
    Gray Area likes this.
    12-30-2018 09:47 PM
  15. Wotchered's Avatar
    I never understood why people put their phones in their back pocket. It fits better in the front pocket OR in a bag, and you won't ever sit on it accidently. That being said this is most likely an isolated incident. I'm sure Apple will investigate, and then offer a solution to mitigate the guy's damages. It won't and shouldn't be huge, BUT he may well be offered something beyond the value of the phone.
    My Phone always ends up in my back jeans pocket when at work, and my new XS is uncomfortable in a front pocket when driving, or bending down. My, and many other’s work does not involve sitting down all day, it has to come with me,so phone gets put in arse pocket. I have sat on my old 4s many,many times, but I’m sure the XS won’t stand it !!
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    12-31-2018 07:29 AM
  16. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I throw my phone in my back pocket of jeans. It feels like an anchor in my front pocket. I’m just smart enough to not sit down on it.
    12-31-2018 09:47 AM
  17. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It wouldn’t be right if we went too long without someone’s phone catching fire. It’s part of life’s cycle!
    MooMooPrincess and joemd60 like this.
    12-31-2018 10:09 AM
  18. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Batteries explode, it happens. Thankfully it’s usually not a widespread issue. And thankfully this person didn’t get seriously injured. As for the pocket debate, I wear a vest, my phone goes in my vest pocket. If not in my vest pocket it’s in my front pocket, that feel more natural. My work phone goes in the front pocket of jeans and the side pocket on my carpenter pants for work.
    12-31-2018 10:27 AM
  19. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    Sitting on them is never good for them. Even if you are tiny and weigh 100 lbs on a heavy day. They are not made to bear that much weight or pressure. I never chance it. My XS goes in either my front pocket, jacket chest pocket, or my holster when I am at work.

    That said, things happen. Failures happen, its a part of life. The problem with lithium batteries of any kind is their chemistry is extremely energetic. That is what makes them great to power high drain devices like smartphones and high-output flashlights. This is also the issue though. When a failure, a breach of the casing happens and it is exposed to outside air or if they are excessively heated, lithium has a way of reacting, and rather violently. All it takes is the moisture in the air to get a lithium battery to rapidly disassemble with flame. Ive heard of CR123s (an extremely popular lithium battery in high-output flashlights) quite literally going up like an M80 when the casing is breached, the battery overheated, overcharged, even severely discharged, or when there is a over current situation. Most people dont realize just how volatile lithium batteries are due to the very nature of the lithium itself that it is comprised of. It is an extremely reactive alkali metal (group 1 on the periodic table, the most reactive elements) which is well demonstrated by cases like this. So essentially we are all carrying around little bombs in the form of a phone, flashlight, or more (I myself carry one of those high-output flashlights mentioned as part of my job).
    12-31-2018 12:05 PM
  20. nr2d's Avatar
    My Xs MAX goes in my holster 98% of the time. The other 2% it is in my shirt pocket when I am going down my steps to my computer room to back it up/sync and charge. At no time have my iPhones, my 1st iPhone was a 3G and I have had everyone since except the 3GS.

    I see a lot of people with cell phones sticking out of their back pocket just saying "steal me, drop me, break me"!!

    I guess I have a bit of OCD about taking the best care of my portable electronic devices, my iPhone and iPads.
    01-03-2019 06:54 PM
  21. jakdillard's Avatar
    *insert Note 7 joke here*
    I heard Samsung makes the screens ...
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    01-06-2019 05:21 PM
  22. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Thanks for the info OP. It's nice to see someone with a Samsung Note 8 keeping us Apple customers informed.
    01-06-2019 06:00 PM
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    01-07-2019 07:52 AM

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