An iPhone 7 has caught fire and destroyed a car

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If you thought that Samsung’s phones were the only things that were exploding, then thing again because an iPhone 7 has burst into flames and destroyed an Australian surfer’s car. Mat Jones, who had his iPhone 7 hidden under a pile of clothes, had his entire car destroyed when the phone exploded and lit his clothes on fire which in turn destroyed the car.

Importantly, Jones told Yahoo7News that he wasn’t even using a third party charger which is often the culprit behind such phone explosions. Jones categorically ruled out any other thing for the flames including cigarettes. He also said that the phone was never dropped, which means that something must’ve been wrong internally with the device which resulted in the incident.

This is not the first time we’re hearing that an iPhone has exploded and caught fire. It has happened many times in the past, but this issue is nowhere as rampant and serious as the one Samsung is grappling with in the case of the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung had to recall the Galaxy Note 7 after there were more than 70 incidents of the phone spontaneously combusting. The phone also got banned by airlines and it gave trouble to celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan. Eventually, Samsung did manage to reissue the phone when it believed it had found the root cause of the issue. However, despite that there were cases of the phone catching fire in the case of the new units which led Samsung to withdraw its second half flagship from the market.

(Image Source: Yahoo News)

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