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    iPhone 4 Explodes Midflight on Australian Airline

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    Arik
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    iPhone 4 Explodes Midflight on Australian Airline

    Post  Arik on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:34 am

    HMMM, perhaps these things aren't safe?


    Credit: Regional Express
    Apple’s iPhones are always among the hottest gadgets of any holiday shopping season, but for one passenger on an Australian flight, the phone was too hot to handle — literally.
    While on Australian flight Regional Express ZL319 Friday, a passenger’s iPhone 4 (not the iPhone 4S, which is Apple’s latest model) suddenly started “emitting a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow,” according to a Regional Express statement.
    The plane, which was flying from Lismore to Sydney, was in the midst of landing when the incident occured. “In accordance with company standard safety procedures, the flight attendant carried out recovery actions immediately, and the red glow was extinguished successfully,” according to Regional Express’ statement.
    After landing, the iPhone was handed over to officials at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. There’s no official word yet on what caused the phone to combust.
    Exploding Apple products are rare, but explosions have happened in the past, mostly related to the devices’ lithium ion batteries overheating.
    The European Union launched an investigation in 2009 after multiple instances of iPhones and iPod Touches exploding or catching fire midflight were reported in the U.K., Holland, France and Sweden.
    Apple also recalled its first-generation of iPod nanos sold between September 2005 and December 2006 because the battery would overheat and “pose a safety risk,


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    Re: iPhone 4 Explodes Midflight on Australian Airline

    Post  espear on Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:51 am

    OMG!!! That might make me think again about getting an iphone.....

    Then again, why would your phone be on while on an airplane? Especially during landing.... that just seems odd.
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    Re: iPhone 4 Explodes Midflight on Australian Airline

    Post  Yehudah on Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:30 pm

    Please, really?

    There are literally MILLIONS of iphones in the world. Two blow up and now you are worried about iphones?

    LOL


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    Re: iPhone 4 Explodes Midflight on Australian Airline

    Post  espear on Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:35 am

    Hey.... just wait until there's a recall on them.... then it'll be that I would think twice.

    Either way, I'll probably get one as soon as I'm able to!!

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