Ohio Man Says iPhone XS Max Caught Fire and Exploded in His Pocket

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  1. Megalith

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    Following last month’s report of an iPhone X blowing up after being upgraded to iOS 12.1 comes a new allegation against the newer, larger XS Max model: Ohio resident Josh Hillard claims his three-week-old device caught fire and “exploded” in his pants after he noticed a strange smell and burning sensation on his leg. Hillard is now exploring legal options against the company, as the Apple Store he visited wouldn’t give him a replacement on the spot, nor compensate him for his ruined clothing.

    “Left no other option, I had to exit the room since there was a female in the break room with me and remove my pants. I ran to the boardroom where I got my shoes and pants off as fast as possible. A VP of our company put the fire out with a fire extinguisher because he heard me yelling. Once the phone was extinguished, I was left with a hole in my pants, fire extinguisher on my pants/shoes, and some pain/irritation in my buttocks region where the pocket of my pants was located.”
     
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    its a design feature folks, just like bent screens, it was meant to be that way... move along now
     
  4. ChoGGi

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    going by the xray images on ifixit, it's a good thing he didn't go for the mid-range option else it might have been hotter :)
     
  5. Spidey329

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    An Apple rep was quoted "this is an acceptable amount of fire added during the manufacturing process, it meets all of our fire QA/QC tolerance limits. Truthfully, most users won't even notice it."

    :)

    /Satire
     
  6. Nolan7689

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    Buttocks region? Meaning the idiot was sitting on his phone?

    Well if it’s not in the TOS yet it will be soon, sitting on phone may bend and damage battery and will not be covered by warranty.

    I joke but I don’t get the phone sitting thing.

    Also I don’t care who’s in the room if my pants are on fire they’re coming off. Fight me HR.
     
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    Like I'm going to run out of a room to remove my pants when they are ON FIRE just because some chick is there. :sneaky:
     
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    Let's hope he didn't end up with a burnt pickle in his pocket:

    pickles1.jpg
     
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    he was holding it wrong.... clearly.
     
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    i go commando and wouldnt leave the room in that situation either lol.
     
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    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    Jesus, is the world so pc now that you'd sooner suffer third degree burns than risk sexual harassment charges for standing in your underwear in front of a woman?
     
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    It almost reads like an SNL skit.
     
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    Hope that dude isn't on my next flight.
     
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    Old school enough that I would have kept taking stuff off until the fire spewing thing was well away from me. From a legal standpoint, the more witnesses that saw the phone was really spaying fire while in the pants, the better.

    Maybe thinner isn't always better?
     
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    CAUTION: Never combine an iPhone with an over abundance of methane gas:

    confined-space-flammable-gases-sign-s-9313.png
     
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    So he was in a break room and it was in his back pocket. So in other words he was sitting on it and compromised the battery cell...
     
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    So... don't sit on your phone and it won't bend, causing the LiPO battery's conductors to short and explode? Seems like a good idea!
     
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    i think apple should sue him for negative publicity.
     
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    " .. and some pain/irritation in my buttocks region..." I get that feeling from Apple too!
     
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    You should purchase Applecare, it comes with lube and makes it much easier.
     
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    Using back pockets for holding a phone is just asking for it - especially if they often tend to be 'tight fitting'. Now besides the pocket thing, this is why I don't bother with any of the newer feature phones, they are thin as hell with a battery that will happily turn into a bomb if violated (punctured, overheated, excessively bent, etc).
     
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    If that were the standard, [H] and Megalith would have been sued a long time ago.
     
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    Dude should own apple and the ppl blaming him should eat a burning phone.
     
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    You underestimate the power of the cuck side.
     
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    I don’t understand how people can sit on their phone.
     
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    maybe the dude was playing pocket pool and rubbed the wrong thing? and It got too hot to handle? :p
     
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    I don't under stand, why he couldn't take out his iPhone, why was there a need to take his pants?
     
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    This was my first thought too... You don't put phones in your back pocket! At the very least you will crack your screen, and if it really folds over then it would be no surprise that it could puncture the battery and cause a fire!
     
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    "...some pain/irritation in my buttocks region where the pocket of my pants was located."

    And that's why you shouldn't set on your phone? This deserved attention, seriously?
     
  31. Zarathustra[H]

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    It turns out the experience of maximum excess includes the sensation of your balls being on fire.
     
  32. STEM

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    He was folding it wrong.... clearly.
     
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  33. Zarathustra[H]

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    By the sounds of it his pants were on fire.
     
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    Lol ladies keep their phones on the back pocket
     
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    Obviously he's not going to touch the burning object itself.
     
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    I know back pocket and all, but still... Wouldn't there be some mayor crunching, and cracking sounds before any fire? I mean if he sat on the phone and just crushed it... How butt dead do you need to be... A little bend is no reason for a fire in any phone, thats ridiculous.
     
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    Keeping a 1100$ device on back pocket? iPhone XS Max is a big device, so keeping it on right back pocket will definitely hurt the device.