Looks like Apple is stealing hot features from Samsung. The Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled and even banned on airplanes. The recall devastated Samsung and cost the South Korean company $913 million and reduced margins in its third quarter numbers. Apple wants to avoid this kind of financial catastrophe at all costs, but there seems to be one iPhone 7 Plus that has exploded. But Apple owners shouldn’t worry too much just yet.
Reddit user “kroopthesnoop” posted pictures of an iPhone 7 Plus that his coworker preordered and appeared to explode in transit. The photos went viral and had the caption, “At least the package didn’t catch on fire.”
There is definitely physical damage to the phone that would cause the battery to be compromised and explode. This handset did not just explode for no reason at all.
The Reddit user gave an update on the phone:
An Account Exec from Apple’s Texas offices just reached out to me (verified via LinkedIn), asking for information around this post. Ended up giving them coworker’s contact information. Will update again when more happens.
And it sounds like the person would with the damaged iPhone will get a replacement:
The Apple AE called coworker (about an hour later)! AE will work with AT&T to expedite a replacement phone. Don’t know what the timeline for “expedited” is with AT&T, but I will update again when the new phone arrives.
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