It appears as if smartphones are being haunted by exploding batteries this year. Soon after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco ended on a very bad note, Apple appears to have joined the party.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd be aware of the exploding batteries on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which resulted in a global recall of the smartphones.
According to 7 news, an Apple iPhone 7 is said to be the cause of a fire accident occurred while its owner who’s identified as Mat Jones was taking a surfing lesson.
Apparently, Jones left his iPhone under a bunch of clothes while leaving and returned only to see his car filled with smoke possibly the iPhone 7 setting up the car on fire.
Jones told to 7 news that “Ash was just coming from inside the pants which then, once you unwrapped the pants, the phone was just melting inside of it.”
Reportedly, Apple is aware of this incident and is looking behind the primary cause for this ignition. This investigation may also shed lights on “whether or not the incident was caused by a defective iPhone.” Earlier, an iPhone 7 Plus was reported to explode while it was still in transit.
2016 appears to be a year dedicated to exploding smartphones. Irrespective of the smartphone you have, we recommend you to use it carefully. And please don’t overcharge your smartphone or use it while it’s connected to a power source.