Smartphones are powered by lithium-ion batteries, and lithium-ion batteries can explode. It’s not terribly widespread as of late, however it could actually occur. The public was made painfully conscious of the realities of battery explosions again when Samsung needed to recall the Galaxy Note 7 not as soon as however twice earlier than lastly cancelling the cellphone solely. The Note 7 batteries had a design defect that brought about them to blow up whereas charging, and even randomly whereas in use. It was scary in fact, however it was additionally the exception to the rule. Severe battery defects just like the one within the Galaxy Note 7 are fairly uncommon. Most occasions when a smartphone battery explodes, it’s as a result of the battery was damages because of some sort of impression.
That brings us to a brand new report that popped up this weekend of an iPhone that exploded and burst into flames in a smartphone restore store in Las Vegas, Nevada. This in fact occurs now and again, however there’s one thing particular about this specific incident: It was captured on video.
Now, earlier than we get into this story and present you the video, it’s clearly vital to notice that you just shouldn’t begin to fear that your iPhone would possibly explode whenever you least count on it. The iPhone on the middle of this story was in a restore store, so it was clearly broken. The nature of the injury isn’t solely clear at the moment, however native ABC News affiliate KTNV 13 Action News was in a position to affirm that “the cellphone display was being changed after it cracked as a result of warmth injury because the battery expanded.” That’s clearly solely a part of the story.
We’ve seen batteries balloon up to now in iPhones and different smartphones, and once more, it’s virtually all the time as a result of injury ensuing from an impression of some type. In this case, the handset in query was an outdated iPhone 6s and there’s no telling what sort of torture it was subjected to earlier than it lastly discovered its solution to this unnamed restore store in Las Vegas.
According to 13 Action News, and as we will clearly see within the video obtained by the native ABC affiliate, the cellphone was sitting on a desk when it exploded with out warning. The restore technician jumped up when the cellphone burst into flames, and he advised KTNV that he instantly ran to the cellphone to name for assist. As could be seen within the video nonetheless, the flames spewing from the iPhone burned out in lower than 15 seconds.
One final notice earlier than we present you the video: the KTNV report contains two items actually, actually…