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iPhone 7 Catches On Fire, Triggering Apple Investigation

Apple has launched an investigation into the safety of its new iPhone 7 after a Sydney surfer reported the phone caught aflame and causing damage to his car.

Mat Jones left his phone underneath his clothes in his car whilst he undertook a surfing lesson. He returned to find the interior of his car filled with smoke and burned to a crisp.

“Ash was just coming from inside the pants which then, once you unwrapped the pants, the phone was just melting inside of it”, Jones told 7 News.

A similar situation took place in Florida (featuring a Note 7) only last month.

It comes on the back of Samsung’s recent debacle and a number of other reports of exploding iPhones circulating over the past month.

Back in September, reports of an iPhone 7 exploding during transit surfaced on Reddit and Chinese media outlets reported an iPhone 7 exploded while the owner was using the smartphone to record a video just last week.

They say the resulting blast launched glass from the phone into the users face.


Apple contacted ChannelNews to clarify that their investigation is focused on the single Sydney-based incident and not into the possibility of any broader defect with the product.

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