Another Case of Cell Phone Explstion, This Time Its An iphone

Recently i published a post about a Xiaomi Mi4i phone that exploded while it was charging. Nowadays the cases of cell phone explosion has become more freequent than ever, i know most people are becoming afraid of their smartphones.

A Sydney bicycle rider suffered third degree burns from his exploding iPhone. Gareth Clear a Bondi management consultant, a 36 year old, who was mountain biking by himself on Sunday afternoon in Manly Dam fell off his bike along with his iPhone.

The incident occurred when Clear’s foot slipped on the bike pedal as he was about to start moving, causing him to lose his balance and fall on his bottom.

When he got up after the minor fall, the iPhone in his back pocket ignited and he saw smoke coming from his behind.

According To Gareth Clear:
I just saw smoke coming out of my back pocket and I was completely bewildered about what it was and then all of a sudden I felt this surging pain, i heard a “snap” and felt a “searing heat” on the right side of my butt as the iPhone burnt through my riding shorts in a matter of seconds, my biking shorts and clothing underneath were melting, causing my iPhone to stick to my leg, i tried removing it but burnt my fingers, before struggling to take off my “boiling” shorts, i was finally able to get the iPhone off when i punched it. I remember looking at my leg and i had this black discharge all down my leg and this smell of phosphorus, i saw the phone on the floor and it was kind of contorting and all this kind of battery goo was just coming out the bottom of the phone near the power socket and it was kind of moving.
Clear borrowed a smartphone and went to Manly Hospital before being immediately transferred to the burns unit at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

His upper right thigh was so severely burnt that he was forced to undergo skin graft surgery at the burns unit of the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Clear has been hooked up to a machine to prevent infection, but expects it will take weeks to recover.

“It’s a bit random, the thing to be very specific about, the phone did hit the ground, it didn’t just spontaneously combust. It was a one in one million chance I hit a part of the phone which pierced the lithium battery and it exploded,” he said.
I’m 36, I’ve had a mobile phone for 18 years of my life and for that thing to explode or short circuit and cause it to temporarily ignite. I could see the metal bending and all the lithium leaking out of the bottom end.
He posted a picture of his injury on his Twitter account, and received a “mechanical” response from Apple before an employee tried to call him.
I want Apple to investigate, find out what was the cause and we need to educate people about this.
Clear said that henceforth he won’t be taking his iPhone while biking. He called it a “mini bomb” and a “tragedy waiting to happen.”

However, he did not blame Apple for his injury, and wanted to raise awareness about the possible dangers of iPhones.
Every iPhone is the same—if it happens to one, it will happen to another one. I was just lucky I was wearing pretty thick clothing and it was on my lower body he said.
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