The Samsung Galaxy Note7 met an untimely demise due to its longstanding exploding battery issues, and Apple customers in China are reportedly complaining of a similar situation belying their iPhone 6 and 6s mobile devices.
Yes, you heard that correctly, iPhones can explode, too. There’s apparently been eight recorded incidents of the device randomly igniting between September 1 and November 30, according to a report compiled by the Shanghai Consumer Council, a watchdog group led by a Chinese government official.
In light of the allegations, Apple delivered a statement, noting that “thermal events,” (a.k.a. explosions), are now the subject of a company investigation. Apple continued, saying: “The units we’ve analyzed so far have clearly shown that external physical damage happened to them which led to the thermal event. We treat safety as a top priority and have found no cause for concern with these products.”
Quartz cites a specific incident of an exploded iPhone 6s Plus, originally bought in March of last year. The phone, which belonged to a woman identified as Ms. Chen in the SHCC report, is seen burnt to a smoldering crisp on Twitter, with a broken screen and a deformed and bumpy back surface. Chen’s iPhone was reportedly replaced by Apple, according to Quartz.