Apple has opened an inquiry into an iPhone 7 Plus “explosion” after the incident was filmed and posted on Twitter.
The viral video of the smoking iPhone 7 Plus shows the handset burning until the case melts away with smoke being released from the side of the device.
An Apple spokesperson quoted by CNET, said that the company reached out to Olivas and is now investigating. “We are in touch with the customer and looking into it”.
So my IPhone 7 plus blew up this morning was not even using it, literally no explanation for this pic.twitter.com/sQ8CJt4Y69
— Bree✨ (@briannaolivas_) February 23, 2017
Therefore Apple seems to copy Samsung, whose flagship Galaxy Note 7 was withdrawn off the market after getting frequently in flames.
It took South Koreans several months to figure out why their phone caught fire or even exploded in several cases. They discovered that the battery components did not fit properly into the housing thus causing the problems. Another battery was manufactured quickly, but caught fire as well, so Note 7’s fate was sealed.
Now, the incident involving Apple could be a chance for Samsung’s relaunch as Galaxy Note 7 was supposed to be a strong competitor for the iPhone.
Samsung had to remove Galaxy Note 7 from shops just two months after its lavish introduction, and the decision cost the company more than five billion dollars.