This past Wednesday, a video appeared on the Internet showing how an iPhone 7 Plus was starting to go up in smoke in Arizona. The image is desolate, a beautiful iPhone 7 Plus in pink gold is slowly melting as it opens and shows off its interior . Luckily, it won’t be the same as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
The owner of the iPhone, Olivia, assures Gizmodo that went to her operator the day before because the iPhone wouldn’t turn on properly . Sprint (the operator) confirmed after a diagnosis that nothing was wrong with the iPhone and that everything was working correctly. The iPhone worked correctly until Olivia recharged it the next day.
Apparently, Apple has replaced the iPhone immediately (of course, it’s a manufacturing issue) and now they are investigating to see what exactly could have happened to make the iPhone catch fire. According to an Apple representative:
What exactly happened? Obviously, there’s no way to know why the iPhone caught fire. However, this is an isolated event as there have been no more cases of iPhone exploding due to charging or battery problems. That’s why this, despite reminding us of Note 7, has nothing to do with it.
In Note 7 we were faced with a problem in the manufacture of the battery , the design of the battery. In this case, if it had been a battery manufacturing problem, there would have been many more cases and a much shorter period of time after the phone was released. So either that particular battery on that particular iPhone had some defect, or the charger or some iOS bug was overfeeding the battery until it exploded.