“A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, deemed safe by the manufacturers, caught fire in a Highlands hotel room,” BBC News reports. “The phone, belonging to a Chinese guest, burst into flames as it was charging in the room at the Highlander Hotel in Newtonmore.”

“Hotel receptionist Gabriel Sebestin said… ‘[Samsung] changed the phone for them and told them it wouldn’t happen again but it did,'” The Beeb reports. “Mr Sebestin said he was alerted to the fire when the hotel fire alarm went off at about 22:00. The guest was in his room with his wife and daughter… ‘The room was full of smoke and they said there had been flames. The phone was very hot,’ Mr Sebestin said.”

“Samsung said it was stopping sales of the device,” The Beeb reports. “In September, Samsung recalled about 2.5 million phones after complaints of exploding batteries.
It later insisted that all replaced devices were safe. However, that was followed by reports that those phones were catching fire too.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Wait, a South Korean dishwasher maker either lied or was so inept that even its replacement junk wasn’t safe, but instead continued to explode and catch fire endangering not only the lives of the ignorati who’d patronize such a crap chaebol in the first place, but also the lives of those smart enough to own real iPhones but unfortunate enough to be stuck in the same hotel or airplane? Say it isn’t so!

Burned by Samsung? Get a real iPhone.

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