“A number of iPhones that reportedly ‘exploded’ in France were not due to the battery overheating as had been suggested, Apple has said,” The BBC News reports.

“The firm said that all of the handsets they had seen with broken screens were caused by an ‘external force,'” The Beeb reports.

“‘To date, there are no confirmed battery overheating incidents for iPhone 3GS and the number of reports we are investigating is in the single digits,’ Apple said in a statement,” ” The Beeb reports. “Apple has sold 26 million iPhones and 200 million iPods to date. ‘The iPhones with broken glass that we have analysed to date show that in all cases the glass cracked due to an external force that was applied to the iPhone,’ [Apple said.”

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