As we thought the issues about smartphones going ablaze on their own are now silenced as Samsung formally ended their Note7 fiasco, Here we have and iPhone that light up on fire after hitting the floor. Despite all quality control efforts that Apple imposes on the production of the iPhone 7, it seems that Apple too will have the flaming story of its own.
The incident happened in Yunnan Province, Southwest of China and reports suggest that the iPhone 7 unit caught on fire after hitting the ground. It seems that the impact of the drop caused the battery to start burning on its own that consequently shattered the display and turning the handset into two pieces.
This isn’t the first time that an iPhone 7 unit burst into flames, there were three similar incidents beforehand that involved an iPhone 7, one was during the delivery of the handset while still in the box, a second case was while the user used the handset to take a video the third that almost charred a car in Australia.
With an increasing number of burning incidents involving the smartphone, it’s better for Apple to look into the matter very seriously as they build a new user base for the new handset and we don’t want another similar scenario as the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note7. But we understand and believed that Apple is already tapped with the matter, the only thing we want to find out now is what caused these high-end handset to burst into fire despite the quality control effort enforced in producing them.
So, who should be blamed here? designers who never stop slimming handsets each year, because probably in one hand, handsets with an ever limited and small space inside will and undoubtedly attribute to the problem, given the nature how Li-Ion battery interact with their surroundings. On the other hand, battery manufacturers might have hit a critical design flaw or their might be an imperfection in producing these battery cells.