It was like the “thing” that was doing Samsung found its way to the Apple territory when an Apple iPhone 6S Plus belonging to a certain Yvette Estrada exploded. It might sound weird but I thing Samsung would be somewhat relieved that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not the only smartphone that has had problems with explosions, but unlike theirs, just a few of Apple product units have experienced it.
Recently, a number of iPhone units have caught on fire including anApple iPhone 7 Plus, anApple iPhone 7 and a pair of Apple iPhone 6s Plus models. According to a report published today, Apple is now investigating the explosions dealing with the iPhone 6s Plus.
According to the victim of the first iPhone 6S plus incident, “I heard a sizzling, then we heard the pop and the whole fire was coming out of the screen,” Estrada said. Acting quickly, her husband threw the flaming handset into a sink of water which defused the situation. The phone got so hot that it burned two Apple Watch stands on the dresser.
The other incident reportedly under investigation by Apple is one that saw an iPhone 6s Plus explode while inside a student’s back pants pocket in the middle of a classroom. The student, Darin Hlavaty said that the battery was dead at the time, and the phone was not plugged in.
When Ms. Estrada spoke with Apple about her exploding iPhone 6s, the tech giant offered her a new charger, replacements for the two Apple Watch stands that were destroyed, and a new iPhone 6s. Apple told her that she could upgrade to the Apple iPhone 7 if she pays for the upgrade.
At first, when the Galaxy Note 7 explosions began, one would want to think that their direct competitors, Apple were physically or spiritually behind it. But as it seems now, everyone is getting hit while Samsung is getting hit the most.
Samsung is dealing with a huge mess surrounding the Galaxy Note 7, as more and more reports have surfaced suggesting replacement units that are supposed to be safe keep exploding. Samsung’s widely publicized predicament has also drawn added attention to smartphone fires from other vendors — after all, these things happen all the time, just typically not with the frequency we’ve seen with the Note 7.
Sometime back, pictures surfaced online which showed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units exploding as pressure is been added to it. I am pretty sure the same fate would befall the iPhone units under the same pressure the Note 7 was subjected to.
What do you think?