Apple and Samsung are the world’s biggest and giant smartphone manufacturers. They are known to indulge into trading blows in the courtroom from time to time. Those leading smartphone makers just can’t stop copying each other. Samsung is likely most famous for being an Apple copycat. After all, the company was sued repeatedly by Apple for stealing its technology and designs.
After the dramatic rollback of the widespread explosion of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the latest blast news comes from Apple. It looks like the recently released iPhone 7 plus decided to copy this feature from Samsung!
A Reddit user earlier on this week reported a case of an allegedly exploded iPhone 7 Plus, who also posted a picture of an exploded matte black iPhone 7 Plus. Thankfully, this phone didn’t explode during use. Instead, the charring episode occurred while the iPhone was in transit. Redditor claims that “something happened between the factory and delivery”. He even named his post “Running a little hot.”
The burnt parts of the packaging indicate that the battery did catch fire at some point, but that sometimes happens to batteries when you apply a lot of physical force to them. At this moment, the details are scarce and nothing could be said with certainty. However, looking at the burnt device, one can guess that the source of fire might be an explosion in the battery.
An Apple executive contacted the owner and asked for more details. Later, the executive told that Apple will work with AT&T to send a replacement phone. It looks like, on this front, Samsung has managed to beat Apple, thanks to its wide array of deceased Note 7 devices. But till now, this is the only reported case of iPhone 7 explosion.