IPHONE 6 PLUS EXPLODED WHILE BEING PLUGGED IN TO CHARGE

A Hong Kong woman has claimed that her iPhone 6 Plus 128GB exploded while being charged. The explosion not only dislodged the screen from the handset, is also melted the back cover of the phone.

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She claims that she plugged the charger into the iPhone at 1am on Saturday and left it on the desk. Several hours later she was awaken by a loud bang and a burning iPhone.

The woman is now seek compensation from Apple as she claims she was using authentic Apple products to charge her iPhone 6 plus and such dangerous explosions should not have occured. Fortunately, she was not hurt in the incident.

According to Lo Kok-kung from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at HKPU, the incident could have resulted from a short circuit or overcharging.

Lo explained: “The auto power cut-off feature of the handset for charging could have been out of order, hence the battery was overcharged and exploded due to excessive heat."

This is one of a number of isolated cases of iPhones catching fire or exploding. Apple will most likely request for the latest "exploded" iPhone 6 Plus for their own investigations. Fortunately, these extreme cases are isolated incidents and isn't in any way a widespread fault that consumers should be worried about.

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