Australia — A man from South Coast of New South Wales captured a footage of an aftermath of a car caught on fire which he claims was caused by his iPhone 7.
[perfectpullquote align=”left” cite=”Mat Jones” link=”” color=”#ED2525″ class=”” size=”16″]”Here’s the phone. Total burnout” [/perfectpullquote]
Surfer, Mat Jones said he wrapped the phone in some clothes on the seat of his car, while he went for a surf. By the time he returned, his vehicle was severely fire damaged.
Jones is insisting that the flaming Apple product was responsible for the starting the blaze, telling 7 News he had not damaged the phone or used a fake charger since buying the new model.
A NSW man says his iPhone 7 burst into flames and filled his car with smoke. https://t.co/7hkrfY9D0f
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) October 20, 2016
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”Mat Jones” link=”” color=”#ED2525″ class=”” size=”16″]”As I look into my car you could not see inside the car. All the windows were just black, Ash was coming from inside the pants. Once you unwrapped the pants, the phone was just melting inside of it.”[/perfectpullquote]
Though there is no concrete evidence to suggest that the iPhone 7 “exploded”, however severely damaging the phone like overcharging, puncturing or otherwise, are all possible reasons why an iPhone 7 might catch fire.
Apple as of this writing is aware of Mat Jones’ complaint and are investigating the incident.
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