Be Cool, 21 Oct 2016So if I understand right, this iPhone was not even charging at this time. Right? I LOL when I... moreYes. So if you are India, for example, and the temperture is above 40C you have to turn it off!? I can see the iPnone selling really well conisdering it quite regularly gets that hot or above.
I believe its a human error. I got my iPhone its overheating when it charge but it never explode.
So when the first reports of fire hazard note 7s broke out, people were quick to crucify samsung. But when the same happens to the iphone, it's justifications left and right. The double standards of people just proves how much samsung hate has spread to pathetic egos.
Pathetic and sad at the same time. This is why mankind is diseased.
So if I understand right, this iPhone was not even charging at this time. Right?
I LOL when I see how this article advocate iPhone, saying - 'it was under some clothes'. And we should understand it . Come on! What a iBS. Bringing up even the debunked Jeep scam. Shame on you!
So we should not keep the phones in our pockets? Or in the jackets? Otherwise is our fault(except of, if it's Samsung phone)?
Disgusting US media.
Ban me if you want.
Very bad phone,, if the temp is rising or too hot, why Apple don't create how to make IP7 shutdown by itself if overheat, right?... Not worth it..
Luv2Shop, 21 Oct 2016iPhones never explode, true story. it only catches fire :)
HeartGold69, 21 Oct 2016this is overheating problem, not an iPhone problemSo when the phone is burnt to a crisp you don't think Apple should replace it then? It's not a problem with the phone after all! I would sensibly expect any phone to shut itself down completely if it gets too hot when under a pillow or such like. I would expect any phone that is getting too hot while charging to stop charging, and if turned on power off too.Thus the only logical thing I can see is that the battery heated up so fast that even turning the phone off was not enough, which if it is shorted internally I can believe. That can happy to any phone if the battery has issues and overheats too quickly.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2016I agree. First of all it's for the consumers' safety. People are paying a lot of cash for the... moreSome laws of physics cant be changed tough... Heat would always build up, regardless of wether or not the battery was connected to the phone. The battery has eletrical charges just waiting to get ignited, which would happen regardless of having the battery connected to the logic board or not.
ithehappy, 21 Oct 2016Darn its good to see some sense in this site after a loooong while.Those devices are manufactured to be used and stored in a specific range of temperatures. Generally you should be extra careful with anything that has a lithium battery to not exceed 60 degrees Celsius of internal temperature. Cars in summer can get much hotter than that effectively cooking the phone and the battery.
There is definitely more to this story but protection circuits and such can only do so much in these scenarios.
edit: most of (if not all) the smartphones out there can sense the temperature and will shut down if it exceeds a certain threshold. My G3 has done that more than once and Apple's support page states that the iPhones do that too.
Eske Rahn, 21 Oct 2016No matter WHAT brand, If a device gets to hot it OUGHT to have a self preserving circuitry, so... moreI agree. First of all it's for the consumers' safety. People are paying a lot of cash for these feature-packed high-end smartphones so basic safety features are expected to be equipped to these phones. My 4 year-old xperia smartphone, which is still working until now and with already slight battery issues, automatically turns off when the temperature gets higher.
So in this case, I can say that we can not totally blame this guy's iPhone 7 for being left inside the car which might have caused its explosion. However, this could've not happened if safety features like shutting down itself happened when the phone sensed that its environment has elevated temperature.
People.... if the Iphone 7 were even near as problematic as the Note 7 was, it wouldnt be in stores right now. Besides, stop associationg all explosive phones with Samsung perhaps?? Gain some intelligence too?
I think it is human flaws. Aside from samsung because that is definitely obvious but this one I think it's user error. Charging phone underneath the clothes or pillow is a human error. Whatever reason it is still it is human error. You are responsible of your things you have to handle it with care. Otherwise you are a careless person. Here in my country no incident happen like this. Because we value our things specially if it is expensive ones.
Abdeenza, 21 Oct 2016And most probably it's google with their pixels... i believe in that since no space for them i... morePixel will be fine. They got rid of the Nexus line at 6 and didn't move to number 7. That number is just cursed.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2016Let the Samsung fanboys come. Of course there is no doubt this was a special case, it is the n... moreJust look at how both the Apple and Samsung hater will come about this. I love both company btw :)