Posts tagged combusted
So why did that iPhone 4 combust? Can it happen to you?

So the news has (understandably) gone massively viral overnight, as the report came in of a Regional Express flight passenger's iPhone 4 going a bit beserk: presenting "a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow."

Nobody was harmed and the flight attendant did his duty by promptly extinguishing the glow; but the big questions here need to be answered before I go anywhere near a plane with my iPhone: what happened?  And could the situation be symptomatic of all the iPhone 4s out there?

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iPhone 4 spontaneously combusts

It was your pretty standard Regional Express flight from Lismore to Sydney...well up until a passenger's mobile phone self-combusted shortly after landing.

Luckily the phone wasn't in the passenger's trouser pocket at the time, and no people on board were harmed.  After the plane landed, the iPhone started to glow red and emit a dense cloud of smoke, which the Flight Attendant was quick to extinguish.

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