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iPhone 5 Explodes Scratching Woman's Cornea

iPhone 5 Explodes Scratching Woman's Cornea

Posted August 11, 2013 at 11:23pm by iClarified · 24633 views
A Chinese woman nearly lost her eyesight after her iPhone 5 exploded in her hand, sending debris into her eye, reports ZDNet.

According to a report published by Da Lian Evening News on Friday, the injured woman whose family name is Li arrived at her workplace and was on the phone with her friend when she felt the screen growing very warm against her cheek. At that time, she had been on the phone for 40 minutes. When she looked at the device to check it, Li then discovered the touchscreen was not responding when she tried to end the call. After a few more tries, the screen exploded. Li said she felt some debris shooting into her eyes. "I could not open my eyes," she recalled. Her colleagues rushed her to the hospital where the doctor found her eyeball red and inflamed, and identified a scratch mark which suggested an object had scratched it.

Notably, Li had previously dropped her iPhone on the top right corner leaving a small dent. This is the same corner the explosion appears to have originated from.

Apple customer service told Da Lian Evening News that such incidents require an investigation but it would not likely be covered under warranty.

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Sam
Sam - August 13, 2013 at 7:52pm
Maybe she stole Ethan Hunt's phone from Mission Impossible.
ThinkSafety
ThinkSafety - August 13, 2013 at 3:43pm
Stupidity is not covered by the warranty. Nice try though
Jon
Jon - August 12, 2013 at 9:52pm
It's funny how all these incidents happen only in China.
Shane
Shane - August 12, 2013 at 8:23pm
It's all the unauthorized cheap chargers in China.
Gbkolev
Gbkolev - August 12, 2013 at 6:35pm
It is unusual
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