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unwatchable > iPhone 4 bursts into flames


[quote]One of our very close AT&T sources just sent us in these images. Yes, it’s a fried iPhone 4. Apparently a customer brought the phone into the store to try and get help with it, although it’s pretty evident that the phone is unrepairable. It’s the first time our guy has seen this happen (us too), but the brand new iPhone 4 caught on fire while being hooked up to a computer using the Apple USB cable that accompanied the device. The customer wanted to exchange the iPhone — obviously — for a new, non-charred unit however the AT&T store in question was out of stock. An Apple Store did confirm to our AT&T connection that this did appear to be a defective USB port and not some sort of user error. Our source went onto say that the phone bezel was extremely hot (obviously), and it slightly burned the customers hand. The USB port in the phone was slightly melted and the cord was badly melted (as is apparent in the pictures). Hopefully this is the only time we see our beloved iPhones meet a fiery death. We’ve got one more picture for you after the break.[/quote]
July 10, 2010 | Registered Commenterjoey pesci
Another reason not to buy an iPhone 4? I'm definitely going to android... Apple have a habit of this... (just like I'm not buying a HP Pavilion again...)

I like the fact that someone has commented "Another reason to switch to Droid..."

I still think home build PCs are the best way, mine has been going fine for 5 years now, no problems. I only had to upgrade it because I ran out of HDD space (what with HD video... raw avi files...) and it needed more memory and a duel core processor, apart from that XP runs great on it. If I got a Mac, I wouldn't be able to upgrade the processor or hard drive, not without paying apple a lot...

Like you (or supernova, can't remember) said "Its either the Apple Way or the Highway" no options with them. No micro SD card slot on the iPhone 4 either...
July 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterJamie
there are loads of reported phone fires every year the problem is just limited to apple. Kyocera had a major recall in the US of there phones.
July 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterSupernova
Motorolas never hurt anyone...
July 11, 2010 | Registered CommenterJamie