Are iPhone 7's a fire hazard too? 6 replies

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#1 2 years ago

So apparently, some dude went surfing in Australia yesterday, and left his iPhone  7 wrapped in his pants, which were in his car.

When he came back to the car, he found the car filled with black smoke, the pants on fire and the phone melting.

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This is the second iPhone 7 to seemingly self-destruct, the first case happening a few weeks ago when another one arrived out of the box fire-damaged;

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So yeah, this isn't Samsung level bad - yet - but is it a major design flaw?


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#2 2 years ago

The internet of things is responsible for this.


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#3 2 years ago

"FileTrekker"So apparently, some dude went surfing in Australia yesterday, and left his iPhone  7 wrapped in his pants, which were in his car.

When he came back to the car, he found the car filled with black smoke, the pants on fire and the phone melting.

phone3.jpg

This is the second iPhone 7 to seemingly self-destruct, the first case happening a few weeks ago when another one arrived out of the box fire-damaged;

LYppQjZ.jpg

So yeah, this isn't Samsung level bad - yet - but is it a major design flaw?[/quote]

We're going to need more courage. This specifically:

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(Hint: Look at the name for the second image on imgur)

[quote="Mikey"]The internet of things is responsible for this.

Really?




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#4 2 years ago

Nah but these batteries are obviously overpowered for the small space they're being squashed into.

These phones have very little ventilation of the internals, so very little way for heat to escape other than through the phone which is mainly metal and glass. Both of which are amazing conductors of heat.

They either need to add more ventilation or accept that they cannot simply keep ramming more powerful batteries into a very small space with very little room for the heat to escape.

Heat doesn't escape, battery gets hotter and hotter, battery goes boom.


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#5 2 years ago

Australia? A fairly warm country at the worst of times? Where it's currently nearly the middle of summer? And his phone didn't like being wrapped in fabric and left in a vehicle...?




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#6 2 years ago

I dunno, maybe the guy was just a liar ;)


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#7 2 years ago
"Mr. Matt"Australia? A fairly warm country at the worst of times? Where it's currently nearly the middle of summer? And his phone didn't like being wrapped in fabric and left in a vehicle...?

I understand what you're saying, but it still shouldn't be a reason for it to catastrophically fail like this - they are tested and rated for very high temperatures.

It should have shut down long before the battery was allowed to run away.


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