CCTV captures alleged iPhone 6S explosion in Las Vegas repair shop
MANILA, Philippines - While the public is now safe from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, they may not be entirely out of danger when it comes to other exploding phones, as made evident by surveillance footage that captures an alleged iPhone exploding in a repair shop. (READ: It's official: Samsung to suspend Note7 sales after battery explosions)
The footage, first obtained by an affiliate of US network ABC, KTNV, shows an employee at an unidentified Las Vegas repair shop, sitting just a few feet away from what is said to be an iPhone 6S when it suddenly explodes. The handset is seen going up in flames and continues to burn following the initial explosion. No one was hurt by the incident.
The report adds that the iPhone 6S was being repaired for a cracked screen caused by heat damage. A phone repair shop owner told KTNV that a damaged battery which caused the screen to crack, is the likely culprit in the incident. Batteries tend to bloat and eventually explode when exposed to extreme heat, which is also probable considering that the incident happened in Las Vegas.
Just last December, another incident of an iPhone 6 burning out in a cloud of smoke was also caught by security footage.
No phone is completely safe from an exploding battery as nearly all modern phones today house a lithium-ion battery that can combust if damaged or defective.
Some ways to avoid these incidents are to avoid dropping phones, avoid overcharging, and keeping it away from an overly hot location. – Rappler.com