Tuesday, February 07, 2012

iPhone has the *bang* factor - Exploding iPhones


I have to admit, none of my Android phones have ever had this feature. A phone that overheats, melts, develops a red glow and sometimes even explodes. Fantastic way to capture the limelight, don't you think?

And if it happens aboard a flight, you can be sure everybody will be looking at you, just hope that the Marshall on the plane doesn't wrestle the poor passenger to the ground thinking him a dangerous element.

Here's the story by our own Daily Mail in the UK.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2068638/Ayla-Motas-iPhone-explodes-Device-emits-smoke-sparks-charging.html

Most iPhone users are not taking the threat seriously that it's possible that it might explode while they are using it next to their face. If it were up to me, I would be very afraid seeing how I am a coward and I have only one face.

Here's a video. This one looks like it's not staged. The poor guy seems to be making a video of his house covering each room when his iPhone suddenly explodes. I'd rate this as PG13, it contains some strong language.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RODLum5RfnI



Update: I don't like to hoax my readers and I don't like to use fake evidence to make my point. Therefore, in the interest of full disclosure...I have examined that video I had posted in much detail and there's a 50-50 chance that it may be fake. Just before the explosion, on the very left corner of the frame the sparks that come out could be the sparks from the fuse of a firecracker. However, because the video is related to a real issue not a fake one, I am leaving the video up. 

8 comments:

Bikramjit said...

Thats why i am not buying it ..

dil behlane ko khyal acha hai ghalib :)

Bikram's

Sunil Goswami said...

Bikram when it comes to not buying the iCrap, any reason is a good reason. :)

Pooja Desai said...

Gosh I just got an iPad hope it dsnt happen with me too! I've always seen you as an anti apple person. Is it a personal experience.

Sunil Goswami said...

Haven't heard any cases of it happening with the iPad only iPhone.

Yes, you are right, I am very much anti-Apple, but no it's not based on personal experience. I always research my topic extensively when I am planning to buy a new device, and I have researched the iPhone many times, same for iPad. I never ever felt like buying one of them once I read the specs. I have handles several iPhones over the years, but none belonging to me. Because of my intense and loudmouth opposition of iPhones I have heard a lot of stories from other Apple users of their personal experience as well. And that's how I know what I know. :)

Pooja Desai said...

Hello Sunil, you have been tagged, had not noticed that you have already have got the Versatile Blogger Award, my mistake. The post is titled, Versatile or not, award it is. I'm sorry not able to post the link here.
Another thing, got some tech issues using the iPad was hoping you could help me with that. Please read my post, somehow I can't paste the link...it's titled tech help required. Due to the same problems, I'm also unable to link images and URLs on my post too.

Sunil Goswami said...

Thank you, Pooja. It's the thought that counts not the solid bar of gold you get with the award. ;) So, thank you for the kind thought.
Re: tech issues I have left a comment on your post. Hope that helps.

Pooja Desai said...

Hey you got a bar of gold...where's mine? I'll have to get mine from Bikramjeet!
Ans Sunil, I have not got any comment from you on my blog...pls help..this is another problem with the iPad, loosing comments and also not able to see whom the comment is from before approving it.

Sunil Goswami said...

@Pooja,

Oh, I guess they give the bar of gold only to the exceptionally versatile..lol..just kidding, don't go ringing Bikram's bell late night demanding your bar of gold. :)

Sorry about the comment. I don't have a copy. It was a loooong one that I typed directly in the comment form. Please do look in your Spam comments in case it was sent because of its length.

Good luck and do let me know whether you find it.

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