Jump to content



Photo

Woman says her iPhone suddenly overheated and melted

iphone

  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#1 JJ_

JJ_

    Neowinian

  • 662 posts
  • Joined: 31-July 05

Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:30

A woman says the battery in her iPhone suddenly overheated this week, oozing a dark liquid and destroying the phone. Apple, however, is refusing to replace the phone, according to its owner, Shibani Bhujle, a marketing manager in New York.

It’s not the first report of iPhone batteries overheating, though the incidents appear to be rare and have also affected other cellphones. In 2011, an iPhone 4 turned red hot and began emitting dense smoke in the cabin of a commercial flight in Australia; no one was injured. Last year, Samsung said it would investigate a report of its Galaxy S III bursting into flames in Ireland. And also last year, a Motorola Droid Bionic was said to have caught fire in its owner’s pants.

In Bhujle’s case, her iPhone 4S was sitting on her coffee table on Monday, Jan. 28, when the phone’s display unexpectedly turned on and then off. “Within a minute, there was a very strong smell—it smelled like something was burning,” she told Quartz in an interview today. “I picked up my phone and it was very, very hot. It wouldn’t turn on. In the following minute. I couldn’t hold it because it was too hot to touch. I was panicking. I expected it to explode or something.”


Read on @ source

IMO I think it's a coincidence it started 'oozing a dark liquid' on a coffee table, where the 'liquid' just so happens to look like coffee.


#2 Gerowen

Gerowen

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,038 posts
  • Joined: 28-August 05
  • Location: Hills of Kentucky
  • OS: Ubuntu Linux

Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:35

Didn't it turn out that the Galaxy S3 had been microwaved or something?

#3 rippleman

rippleman

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,141 posts
  • Joined: 17-June 09
  • Location: Near Calgary, Alberta
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Phone: Nexus 4

Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:41

this is like the Toyota acceleration issue, sometimes people want a lawsuit so they set up a accident fraudulent to possibly get money. While there is a few real cases, there are tons of lawsuit copycats.

#4 Glen

Glen

    Neowinian

  • 800 posts
  • Joined: 01-February 02
  • Location: Tampa, FL
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7

Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:44

This usually occurs because of an internal short in a lithium based battery. Thankfully, the battery industry is improving the chemistry and instances like this are currently rare and hopefully will be a thing of the past in the near future.

#5 The Teej

The Teej

    Also known as The Tjalian

  • 7,080 posts
  • Joined: 03-October 05
  • Location: England, UK

Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:46

To be fair, if it was as bad as the article claims, the whole backside of the iPhone would be melted off along with the back of the battery... a simple coffee spill wouldn't cause that to an iPhone. In either case, we don't have pictures, so we'll never know.

#6 OP JJ_

JJ_

    Neowinian

  • 662 posts
  • Joined: 31-July 05

Posted 03 February 2013 - 00:58

Didn't it turn out that the Galaxy S3 had been microwaved or something?


It was checked over by Samsung who found water damage and the guy ended up admitting he thought it would dry it out a lot quicker in the microwave instead of letting nature take its course.

In this case it looks like self inflicted damaged. That shattered glass looks like the phone was dropped from height.

#7 Nothing Here

Nothing Here

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,164 posts
  • Joined: 23-February 08
  • Location: California, U.S.A.
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro / Kororaa 17

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:17

Does this look like a woman who would lie:
Posted Image

#8 Breach

Breach

    Neowinian

  • 843 posts
  • Joined: 31-October 01
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:34

Well, it's out of warranty so tough luck with getting a new one. She can settle or sue for damages if there was medically certified bodily harm done.

#9 hooko22

hooko22

    Neowinian

  • 155 posts
  • Joined: 19-April 12

Posted 03 February 2013 - 13:28

Read on @ source

IMO I think it's a coincidence it started 'oozing a dark liquid' on a coffee table, where the 'liquid' just so happens to look like coffee.


I say this must be false.

Like everyone knows all apple devices never ever break down, cannot get viruses and never ever crash!

#10 Mr Winkle

Mr Winkle

    Neowinian

  • 254 posts
  • Joined: 17-November 02
  • Location: Norfolk, UK

Posted 03 February 2013 - 14:20

I think Apple should patent the idea, a phone with built in portable heater is really useful. How innovative.

#11 Garry

Garry

    CCNP & CISSP

  • 2,400 posts
  • Joined: 09-November 01
  • Location: Manchester, UK

Posted 03 February 2013 - 14:41

I say this must be false.

Like everyone knows all apple devices never ever break down, cannot get viruses and never ever crash!


The only people who perpetuate this myth are people like you, arguing against an assertion that hasn't been made in a very, very long time.

#12 rippleman

rippleman

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,141 posts
  • Joined: 17-June 09
  • Location: Near Calgary, Alberta
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Phone: Nexus 4

Posted 03 February 2013 - 15:16

I say this must be false.

Like everyone knows all apple devices never ever break down, cannot get viruses and never ever crash!

ya, move on...

#13 arachnoid

arachnoid

    Call the Opticians

  • 2,990 posts
  • Joined: 03-November 11

Posted 03 February 2013 - 15:25

This usually occurs because of an internal short in a lithium based battery. Thankfully, the battery industry is improving the chemistry and instances like this are currently rare and hopefully will be a thing of the past in the near future.


Unless your flying in a Boeing :woot: :omg:

#14 Mr.XXIV

Mr.XXIV

    Shine bright like Iron Man.

  • 2,193 posts
  • Joined: 30-April 11
  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • OS: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5
  • Phone: iPhone 5

Posted 03 February 2013 - 15:26

Does this look like a woman who would lie:
Posted Image


Yes.

#15 Javik

Javik

    Beware the tyrrany of those that wield power

  • 5,640 posts
  • Joined: 21-May 12

Posted 03 February 2013 - 21:41

A lot of "femme fatales" are pretty good looking :p



Click here to login or here to register to remove this ad, it's free!