The Galaxy Note 7 seems to be exploding left and right, thanks to the widespread battery cell issue, but it looks like another brand may be problematic now. There has been a similar report about Apple’s latest smartphone. Apparently, an iPhone 7 has exploded in China for no reason at all.
Let’s hope it is an isolated incident and doesn’t start a trend of explosions.
We don’t have a lot of details available about the incident yet. A user on Reddit posted some pictures of the exploded iPhone 7 but didn’t really say how it happened. We don’t know if the handset exploded in transit while it was still inside the box or what. It’s all very vague, so we should take it with a grain of salt for now.
Apple has not commented on the matter yet and it’s unlikely to, since this could be an isolated incident right now. As far as we know, the iPhone 7 doesn’t seem to have a battery defect that would warrant a recall like the Galaxy Note 7. That would be really bad, to have two companies going through this scenario. This is likely an isolated incident, but if we hear anything we will let you know.