iPhone 6 Plus Explodes While Charging on Bedside Table [Photo]

iPhone 6 Plus Explodes While Charging on Bedside Table [Photo]

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An iPhone 6 Plus has exploded in Tai Wai, Hong Kong while being charged on a bedside table, reports Apple Daily.

The owner, a woman surnamed Tsang, plugged her 128GB iPhone 6 Plus in to charge at around 1am on Saturday, leaving it on the desk next to her bed. At around 8am she was awakened by a loud bang and saw the smartphone on fire.

Tsang put out the fire using a pillow and was not injured. The picture of the phone after the explosion shows the back cover and the protective case melted by the heat.

The iPhone was being charged using an official charging cable for the iPad which Apple lists as being compatible with the iPhone as well.

Lo Kok-kung from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University said the explosion could be due to a short circuit or overcharging.

“The auto power cut-off feature of the handset for charging could have been out of order, hence the battery was overcharged and exploded due to excessive heat,” Lo said.

We've heard numerous reports of iPhone's exploding over the years. Most recently, an iPhone 5C exploded in a man's pocket giving him second and third degree burns. However, most incidents are a result of using unofficial third party chargers.

Tsang intends to seek compensation from Apple.

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iPhone 6 Plus Explodes While Charging on Bedside Table [Photo]
PaladinLV - July 8, 2015 at 6:44pm
Yeah and my PECKER explodes too when it's charged! Like a photo of that iclarified! :p
bilgates - July 8, 2015 at 6:56am
It's been proven and already apple has caught on , this person isn't getting crap. What these bozos do is put a hot plate under the phone and then charge it, causing the battery to heat and the phone to malfunction, look into it on hacker sites and u need to be able to read Chinese too, anyhow Apple is a leader in battery technology. After the 5c/5s they took steps and this doesn't happen , it's just plain hacks / bs. In case you missed it...
bilgates - July 8, 2015 at 6:45am
Yeah this story is a fake
bilgates - July 8, 2015 at 6:43am
Moreover the cable was real, but the charger was not. But unlikely she will get crap nothing other than a new phone.
bilgates - July 8, 2015 at 6:42am
This story is bs, proven bs already, take it off I clarified.
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