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iPhone 6 Plus Catches Fire While Charging on Bed [Video]

iPhone 6 Plus Catches Fire While Charging on Bed [Video]

Posted December 31, 2015 at 4:01pm by iClarified · 24517 views
An Atlanta man reports that his iPhone 6 Plus unexpectedly caught fire while it was charging. David Grimsley had placed the phone on his bed and about twenty minutes later it went up in flames. "There were sparks and flames," he says.

Grimsley pushed the phone off the bed before it could ignite the blankets, then pushed it off the carpet onto a hard surface and waited out the fire. "The whole apartment could have burned down," said Grimsley.

iPhone 6 Plus Catches Fire While Charging on Bed [Video]

Apple told him they'd replace the device but Grimsley was disappointed by the response. "I thought they'd be more concerned, or check to see if I got burned or anything was damaged," he said.

Grimsley accepted the new phone but is still nervous about using it. "I'm kind of nervous about plugging it in and leaving it on the bed or anywhere it could catch fire. It could happen again."

Apple didn't respond to Fox's request for comment.

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City023 - January 4, 2016 at 2:29am
Kid! If your afraid of your cell then sale it and get a crappy Samsung. Or is this kid wants his name thrown out there to bring in more customers?
iAmMe - January 2, 2016 at 6:08am
If he's truly is afraid of using an iPhone anymore, he could have just asked for a refund. I think this is a paid propaganda by you know who.
Eric - December 31, 2015 at 11:15pm
Lol. He's upset because Apple didn't do more? He's lucky they even gave him a new phone. I don't think a warranty would cover such neglect on a damaged lightning cable, and or 3rd party cables.
Benso - January 1, 2016 at 12:40am
There is no word on the man using 3rd-party cables/chargers. I bet he was using the original ones. Hence, thats why Apple is not responding to this accident. If he did use the 3rd-party ones, Apple will make a statement right away telling people to use their original ones. Just like what they did to woman who burnt their face with charging iphone on a plane. Funny thing is i havent yet to hear any other smartphones explode or catches on fire just by charging. Only the iPhones... Every electronics that has input of electricity has chance of catching on fire, but iPhone is way too often
ICRAP - December 31, 2015 at 11:05pm
All you APPLE supporters are MORONS, The guy is gonna buy a new iPhone and buy a cheap cable which already comes in the box, You dont know anything about nothing, do you what causes this issues, I repair phones all models. You guys BACK UP APPLE like its a QUALITY product, when it fact its made in CHINA, and just that you have a company in AMERICA, you think its an AMERICAN brand, when in fact all of the parts are made in China. Including your original cable. What causes this is very simple, its the USB board connector, if its faulty and has pins that are not aligned and are bent. The phone shorts when you PLUG ANY ORIGINAL OR NON ORIGINAL plug. Justabrake, before you come ranting on here about Samsung, Samsung is made in Korea, do you know anything about quality, KOREA made products are much higher quality than CHINA, and the best out of them all is JAPANESE, in this section. I have more than 50 USB connectors, ORIGINAL NON ORIGINAL, and APPLE PHONES, AND SAMSUNG PHONES. Never once has an issue of it. Educate yourself before coming here, like APPLE is king, Apple is crap , just like the rest of the products.
SSHIT - December 31, 2015 at 11:23pm
Not as near as much as you Samsung worshippers. This guy is getting a phone replaced by Apple. Who knows what it will cost him even if it's less than usual with a cable not as cheap as third party ones that has been mentioned to cause this. You don't know what to accept from repairing standards. You're self centered about what you want to be right about like it's all about how right you think you are! Whether it was made in China or not doesn't change what this guy may have done to make the iPhone do that even if it's buying a wrong cable being third party. Samsung quality is nothing more than wasted potential because it's hardware working with unoptimized anything because it's not coded by one company making something less from a company that makes hardware and software work together like mixing in 2 chemicals to make a never before seen outcome out of it like before thereby Apple can make anything even if it was something after what other companies do and always gets executed better. This goes to show why the same things made by companies work together just like phones and cables. I still own a 5s. Works like new, no damaged cable or internal parts, looks like something I bought like it just came out of the package. Apple is quality just like their products. It's just as good as it works and sells.
Justabrake - December 31, 2015 at 9:12pm
Mail it to me I'll see it gets a new home Buy yourself a Samsung phone !
Or... - December 31, 2015 at 9:25pm
Don't buy third party crappy cables and you'll never ever end up with a fire burning iPhone.
JuergenWest - December 31, 2015 at 9:08pm
Probably caused by inferior third party and or damaged charging cable and block. Apple is being nice if they did not mention it was the client's fault. The news people are just hoping to hook a big fish.
ME - December 31, 2015 at 8:39pm
Pure idiot. Using third party crap is always a no no. Cheap nasty people
Justabrake - December 31, 2015 at 9:15pm
I bought 2 Apple iPhone cables for $2.00 shipped two weeks ago ! Best deal ever for an apple product
ME - December 31, 2015 at 11:46pm
Ya I got 2 6ft cables for $17 and they're actual apple cables.
Justabrake - December 31, 2015 at 11:58pm
Try itechdeals. Com
@Comment - December 31, 2015 at 5:51pm
The cap he is wearing says it all . This is a DOPE SCAM. Case closed !!
Undead - December 31, 2015 at 4:36pm
Using the original cable and the charging block with no damage to the device or the cable this would have never happened. Also most likely he had a part replaced from a 3rd party vender.
Bryan D
Bryan D - December 31, 2015 at 4:36pm
Looking at the phone that is on the charger the cord is frayed at the end so it's a possibility that it's short circuiting and sending too many amps to the iPhone.Not apples fault if your using a cord that is dangerous.
Gabe - December 31, 2015 at 4:34pm
Hahahahaha!!! "The whole apartment could've burned down"!!! Hahahaha. Is this clown serious?! Lol. This guy is acting like it was a rager when you can clearly see that the damn phone is barely even burnt! Lol. Talk about trumping it up. Geezus.
Dr. Smart
Dr. Smart - December 31, 2015 at 4:30pm
Look at the charge cable he is using. It's all twisted and broke. I'm sure that didn't help his situation.
Gabe - December 31, 2015 at 4:29pm
Yes, cus that looks like fire came out of it. What a joke. More like someone took a little torch to it and burned the outside. Another jagass trying to get money from Apple.
PHUKAI - December 31, 2015 at 4:29pm
It may be because of the third party lightning cables. I still own my 5s and it still the works fine.
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