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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 · 25003 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 - August 13, 2013 at 7:52pm
Maybe she stole Ethan Hunt's phone from Mission Impossible.
ThinkSafety - August 13, 2013 at 3:43pm
Stupidity is not covered by the warranty. Nice try though
Jon - August 12, 2013 at 9:52pm
It's funny how all these incidents happen only in China.
Shane - August 12, 2013 at 8:23pm
It's all the unauthorized cheap chargers in China.
Gbkolev - August 12, 2013 at 6:35pm
It is unusual
anonymous - August 12, 2013 at 4:42pm
Stupid fake story...
oneal - August 12, 2013 at 1:08pm
i think the phone is fake .charger is fake . china .
joe - August 12, 2013 at 11:30am
There is just nothing in that corner inside that phone that could explode - hence this story is BS. Even that picture shows no sign of an explosion. And why would anybody need to be on the phone for 40 mins nonstop anyway -duh
Yourself - August 12, 2013 at 11:16am
It is even more silly disscussing this incident here. This story never occured!!!! There were never a Li with iphone... It was all made up! And only in china can such a cork and bull story be made up!... Li, show me your face, infact a foto would even be more stupid! I need a video with you on it telling me this story :-) And becos i know that would never happen, becos it's FAKE! i'ld tell you to just go and rest your old small bones!
Voice of Reason
Voice of Reason - August 12, 2013 at 10:10am
If she's dropped it on that corner, she will have damaged the shutter on the camera on the other side, which will begin to over-heat, whether that would cause it to "explode" is highly unlikely however.
Arsen - August 12, 2013 at 9:10am
Li... Lies!
ratGT - August 12, 2013 at 8:37am
The amount of iPhone accidents that have occurred all over the world since 2007, have occurred in just one (1) year in China! So there's CERTAINLY something wrong with the way they use them/charge them! And this doesn't require further discussions or theories, when an original Ligthning Cable (to USB) costs 20 bucks and the power adapter another 20 bucks, while in China you get a (bad) copy the whole set for just under 3 bucks!!!
Sheldon - August 12, 2013 at 7:28am
Really? "Li" ... like Samsungs Li, fakin faka FAKE
Moh Meh
Moh Meh - August 12, 2013 at 6:44am
there is nothing there to explode, she is looking for money. completely fake
Ahmet Bolat
Ahmet Bolat - August 12, 2013 at 6:42am
Really :))
Simon - August 12, 2013 at 6:41am
I thought apple charged extra for the self destruct feature.......
Jack black
Jack black - August 12, 2013 at 5:52am
All lithium ion batteries can and do blow up if they over heat. The iphone and iPad have a over heat sensor that is supposed to shut the battery off at 130 deg F. If this is damaged the battery can blow up. Also if the phone was replaced with a non oem battery it could create an overheat problem.
Nor Ame
Nor Ame - August 12, 2013 at 5:41am
Because in US we 'exchange' our phones every fortnight.
iGuru - August 12, 2013 at 5:23am
Best part about this news is, this happens only in CHINA!
TheGeekBoy - August 12, 2013 at 2:59am
40 minutes on a damaged electrical device....
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