iPhone self combusts on Regional Express flight

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An interesting one. Was the battery replaced with a non genuine one? Always an issue even with those sealed Apple devices.

Was it handled roughly?

Will be interesting to see what happens with the investigation.

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Does that say model 1387? That's the 4S model isn't it? I'd be interested to know if it's the 4 or 4S. Anyone know of better resolution pics of the phone? I bet Apple would be interested to get a hold of it.
 
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Does that say model 1387? That's the 4S model isn't it? I'd be interested to know if it's the 4 or 4S. Anyone know of better resolution pics of the phone? I bet Apple would be interested to get a hold of it.

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Model was A1332. The flight attendant noticed the passenger squirming in his seat on descent and realised what was happening only after he removed the smouldering phone from his pocket and threw it on the floor.
 

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Its a 4, the antenna band is on the top and not the side.
 

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Interesting although to me that just like damage to the logo base on how the glass has shattered.
 

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Nah, when SJ died, people began to create "SJ remembrance" products. Have a look at this:
"iPhone for Steve" Rear Panel for iPhone 4/4S - K.O Gadget Store

No, it appears the whole back cover has been replaced with a memorial (Stve Jobs) one.

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I am aware of the other panels - I just dont think that the exploding phone is one. Just comparing the images side by side:

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Its close but no cigar for me. I could be wrong.

I am however not the only one who thinks so:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=13928481#post13928481
 

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Hmm, the more I look at it, the more I think it's because of the shattered glass (as pointed out by simongr).
 

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I am flip flopping though - just staring at my iPhone logo now...
 

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The battery may have suffered a short circuit. This happened to my Nokia 6110, I had an original battery on the phone and the phone (and battery) were about four years old. I was up a ladder removing wall paper during a major house renovation and I felt somthing burning in my pocket. I jumped off the ladder and pushed the already smouldering phone out of my pocket. It took me a couple of attempts to get the phone battery off the phone as the phone was starting to spurt out flames. I ended up with a nasty burn on my leg and my fingers from trying to remove the battery from the burning phone. In the end it was a battery short circuit.

Very upset, as the Nokia 6110 was my most favourite phone ever. (Still is my most favourite phone - beats anything I have had before or since hands down.)

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Smoking iPhone on flight prompts warning

Smoking iPhone on flight prompts warning
May 4, 2012 - 1:06PM

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Smoking iPhone on flight prompts warning
May 4, 2012 - 1:06PM

The damaged iPhone than began smoking on board the Regional Express flight.

The damaged iPhone than began smoking on board the Regional Express flight.

A smoking iPhone on a Regional Express flight has prompted aviation safety authorities to warn travellers about using non-authorised agents to repair mobile devices.

A passenger's iPhone began smoking after the Rex flight landed at Sydney Airport from Lismore on November 25 last year, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau report released today said.

A cabin crew member noticed the smoke coming from a passenger's seat and told the passenger to throw the source of the smoke into the aisle. The cabin crew member then used a fire extinguisher on the phone.
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The phone was then sent by the ATSB to the US for technical examinations, which found a small metal screw had been misplaced in the battery bay. The misplaced screw punctured the battery casing and caused an internal short circuit causing the battery to overheat and smoke.

The examination found that an "unauthorised repair facility" had failed to exercise appropriate quality control on the iPhone during repair.

The report said the incident reinforces the importance of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's recommendations that devices with lithium batteries be carried on board by passengers and not placed in checked baggage.

iPhone self-ignites on flight | Smoke | Regional Express

Dodgy iphones...
 

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Re: Smoking iPhone on flight prompts warning

If that happened to me, I have have an iScream ...
 
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