iPhone 7 Explodes; Owner posts video on Twitter, Apple informed and ‘Looking Into it’
iPhone 7 Explodes; Owner posts video on Twitter, Apple informed and ‘Looking Into it’ An obvious battery explosion of rose gold iPhone 7 Plus expedites Apple to investigate into the matter following Samsung Galaxy Note 7 scare.
Photo Credit Brianna Olivas/ Twitter
iPhone 7 Explodes, snapped smoking on Twitter Post
The video of the rose gold variant of iPhone 7 Plus uploaded on Twitter by the owner Brianna Olivas from Tuscon, Arizona. It shows the phone’s back deformed with swollen battery and smoke flowing out of a crack formed after the explosion or as a result of battery malfunction resulting in complete deformation of the phone along with the screen. It looks quite bad, and an incredible sight because you are looking at the best smartphone money can buy, an iPhone 7.
The 21-second video shot by Olivas’s boyfriend has over 27,000 Retweets, over 29,000 Likes, 900+ replies and has been watched over 1.2m times with the numbers growing at alarming pace. The Video tweeted by Olivia has the Caption stating ‘So my iPhone 7 plus blew up this morning was not even using it, literally no explanation for this’.
As per the reports, Olivas sent a message to Mashable on Twitter stating “The next morning I was asleep with my phone charging next to my head, my boyfriend grabbed the phone and put it on the dresser. He went the restroom … and from the corner of his eye he saw my phone steaming and [heard] a squealing noise. By the time he got over to the phone it had already caught fire, he quickly grabbed the phone and threw it in the restroom … as soon as he threw it in the restroom [it] blew up and more smoke started coming out of the phone,” she said.
Olivas claims to have always used Apple’s original charger. Therefore the possibility of particular battery malfunction from external charges can’t be a suspect.
There have been a few other scenario’s where such instances have happened. However, it might be the Samsung Note 7 incident which dented the brand’s reputation, and Apple would not want to join the party. We hope it’s not the design or battery problem and something of a temporary glitch because before it would hit a brand’s reputation, it’s not safe if it’s something more serious.
The Battery problems are now a serious matter of concern after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 failure which was pulled off from the market. It suffered two successive battery defects that caused some of the phones to catch fire. These sort of safety issues like this can damage a well-established company’s brand which has made Apple take a prompt action to speak to the owner of the iPhone 7 Plus that is seen smoking in a viral Twitter video.