A man has managed to cause an iPhone battery to explode in the middle of a store and it's causing quite the commotion.
In an electronics store, a man was looking to buy a replacement iPhone battery, but when he was handed one he tried biting it. It's assumed that he was testing to make sure it was authentic, but when he handed it back to the clerk, it suddenly exploded.
The enormous fire ball caught everyone in the store by surprise, but no one was harmed in the incident. People have been flocking to replace the batteries in their iPhones after Apple admitted to interfering with the charging abilities in their older phones. To compensate, they lowered the prices, but that hasn't stopped fakes from popping up.
The thing is, no one is quite sure why the man bit the battery in the first place, as it's really not an effective way to tell if it's a fake. It's unknown whether it exploded because it was in fact a fake, or because it was broken by his teeth, as it honestly isn't really a valid testing method even if it's real.
However, this isn't the first time that Apple products have caused serious incidents...
While everyone remembers hearing about the Samsung Galaxy Note explosions, people may not have realized that iPhones have also have started seeing issues crop up in one of their more recent releases.
The iPhone 8 has been reported to have had multiple incidents that can't technically be called explosions, however the batteries did swell up, therefore destroying the phone. Apparently this is meant to be a safety mechanism that will prevent any actual explosions, but it still is a red flag.
The report said that a woman bought a phone and tried to charge it using the cable that came with the phone, but after only three minutes the entire front panel started to lift up, separating at the seam. There was another case of this happening to an iPhone 8 Plus where the entire screen was detached.
Because there are only limited incidents of this happening, and no one has been hurt, people haven't heard much about it. But it is a little strange to think that your phone battery isn't as safe as you once thought.
Have you ever had any issues with your iPhones? Does this change your opinion of the phone brand?