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#16 Growled

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:11

I'm not sure I believe all of that. Or any of it.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:14

You can't leave the phone on vibrate too long down there ...

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:44

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.


The back of the phone is glass.....

Shall see what Apple says if/when this is investigated.

#19 goodbytes

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:52

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.


Stop being rational, this is Apple's fault.

Does this look like a woman who would lie:
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I think most blokes would believe anything she says.

#20 paulbeattie87

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 14:01

The story also references the iPhone that caught fire on the plane, wasn't that caused by the owner getting it repaired by a non Apple certified technician who managed to get a screw lodged in the battery causing the reaction?

#21 The Teej

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 16:21

The back of the phone is glass.....

Shall see what Apple says if/when this is investigated.


Heh, good point, I had forgotten about that ^^;

#22 LaP

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 16:24

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.


This. Battery malfunction does happen and this is likely what happened here. If it is under warranty it will be replaced. If she was harmed she can sue.

#23 Dan~

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 16:47

Same happened to me, though I had mine in my arse cheek and was twisting my nipple at the same time, hmmm

#24 Davo

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 17:08

Don't doubt that it melted. Also don't doubt that it's possible that it just happened but leaning heavily towards her phone being broken and this being an end result.



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