Lately, Apple has been facing a lot of flak over the recent battery fiasco. It all started when the company released a public statement confirming the intentional slowdown of older iPhones with degraded batteries to prevent sudden shut downs. The iPhone maker soon found its reputation at stake as many people across the world filed lawsuits against the company for breaching their trust. Apple again posted a blog post explaining the reason why it slows down the iPhones and apologizing to its customers. It also launched a new battery replacement program, under which the cost of old iPhone battery replacement was reduced from $79 to $29.
Things appeared to get a little better for Apple until an incident involving an iPhone battery came to light two days ago. At an Apple Store in Zurich, an iPhone exploded due to the overheat of the battery, causing injury to an employee. Six other people also needed medical care because of smoke inhalation. 50 people including the customers and employees were temporarily evacuated from the store.
Yet again, another report of an iPhone battery explosion has surfaced online. This time at an Apple Store in Valencia, Spain, an iPhone battery started emitting smoke and exploded. As reported by a local newspaper LasProvincias, this incident led to the entire floor being filled with smoke. While the people present in the premises were evacuated, luckily no one suffered any injuries.
Apple being Apple, has not made any statements regarding the aforementioned incidents. However, the company may have already started looking into the issue to find out what caused the batteries to explode.
Battery overheating has proved to become a major concern for several device manufacturers. South Korean tech giant Samsung faced this issue with its flagship phablet Galaxy Note 7 in 2016. There was so many incidents of the device's battery getting exploded that majority of airlines prohibited passengers from carrying it on board.
That being said, Apple is no stranger to these kind of issues as well. In the past few years, we have heard some iPhone handsets catching fire or bursting into flames, but the incidents were not so frequent.
It will be nice on Apple's part to issue to public statement concerning the issues, though the chances of that happening are pretty low. In any case, we are looking forward to know the reason behind the battery explosions.