iPhone spontaneously combusts on CCTV
Apple takes the heat
We all know iPhones are hot property - as their owners generally tell you. However, when one blows up in your pocket, you know its probably time to stop bragging.
That's what happened to 17-year-old Henri Helminen, whose three-month-old iPhone started smoking profusely of its own accord, causing the Finn to quickly reach for the handset and toss it away, Finnish publication Kauppalehti reports.
The entire incident was very conveniently caught on CCTV camera, so you can make your own assumptions as to its authenticity. It's difficult to imagine exactly how you would really react in such a situation, though.
Either way, the video should be enough to make a claim against Apple for a compensation fee. Failing that there's always £250 up for grabs on You've Been Framed, right?
Fortunately for Apple, its biggest iPhone rival, the Samsung Galaxy S III, has been criticised for overheating too, with similar burnout issues reported.
Still, regardless of manufacturer, it's always good to remember that if you ever find your own phone in need of extinguishing... there's a tap for that. Badum tish. ®
If you see the date stamp in the top left corner, it is moving in frame, which says to me this is someone using a camera to record the CCTV screen and not the footage straight from the camera which accounts for the shaking and background noise.
Also, why does everyone take the guys word when he says my GSIII burst into flames with no video just pictures but when an iPhone does on camera it has to be a conspiracy?
Looks like he kept the phone in his rear pocket and was sitting on it just prior. Seems plausible that this would bend / stress the battery enough to cause a leak or short.
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...on a mobile device.
Actually if you actually watch the video i'd say your not watching the actual cctv footage but someone has recorded the cctv footage on there phone as if you look at the time at the top left that moves with the image too, which it wouldn't do if you were merely watching a faked video.
Let the Flames Begin