“If you own a Galaxy Note 7, then it’s probably in your best interests to take advantage of Samsung’s exchange or refund policy related to the device, regardless of how much you may love the hardware,” Paul Morris reports for Redmond Pie. “What originally started out as one or two incidents has now developed into a worldwide recall with yet another Note 7 spontaneously exploding into flames whilst on charge, and even the FAA considering an airline ban of the device.”
“The latest Galaxy Note 7 incident to hit the headlines has occurred in Horry County, South Carolina, where it’s thought that a plugged in Galaxy Note 7 has exploded in Wesley Hartzog’s garage,” Morris reports. “After putting the device on charge, the home owner left the property to pick up his daughters, returning home to find his house engulfed in flames and emergency services and firefights already on the scene trying to tackle the blaze. This isn’t a case of a device exploding in a small area, but rather a fire allegedly caused by a defective Note 7 that has left a family home condemned.”
“In another completely separate case, owner Nathan Dornacher had his Jeep Grand Cherokee totaled after a Galaxy Note 7, which was connected in the vehicle and on charge, exploded, causing the Jeep to ignite into flames,” Morris reports. “Australia airlines Qantas, Jeststar and Virgin Australia have now banned the devices from flying in their planes.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Karma is one sweeeeeeeet, yet absolutely brutal beotch! You really took your time on this one – no, no, we’re not complaining! – but you’re doing your usual excellent job now. This schadenfreude bath you’ve drawn is lux-effin-urious!
So, it seems that a South Korean dishwasher maker who cuts corners in order to rush pretend iPhones to market so they can capture as many unblinking pigeons as possible before the real iPhones ship lacks a sound business plan.
Hopefully no cheapskate fragmandroid settlers die from Samsung’s ineptitude.
Apple orders more parts for iPhone 7 amid Samsung recalls – September 6, 2016
Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 damages Perth hotel room – September 6, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung blows it in rush to beat Apple iPhone 7 to market – September 6, 2016
Apple stock up, may benefit from beleaguered Samsung’s exploding Galaxy devices – September 2, 2016
Beleaguered Samsung to recall 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units over exploding batteries – September 2, 2016
Samsung may be forced to recall Galaxy Note 7 over exploding batteries – September 1, 2016
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 shipments due to battery explosions – August 31, 2016
Ben Bajarin: ‘Samsung will be out of the smartphone business within five years’ – November 2, 2015
Apple’s iPhone can soon reap 100 percent of world’s smartphone profits – November 17, 2015
Apple’s iPhone owns 94% of smartphone industry’s profits – November 16, 2015
Poor man’s iPhone: Android on the decline – February 26, 2015
Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones – January 22, 2015
Why Android users can’t have the nicest things – January 5, 2015
iPhone users earn significantly more than those who settle for Android phones – October 8, 2014
Yet more proof that Android is for poor people – June 27, 2014
More proof that Android is for poor people – May 13, 2014
Android users poorer, shorter, unhealthier, less educated, far less charitable than Apple iPhone users – November 13, 2013
IDC data shows two thirds of Android’s 81% smartphone share are cheap junk phones – November 13, 2013
CIRP: Apple iPhone users are younger, richer, and better educated than those who settle for Samsung knockoff phones – August 19, 2013
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “TJ” for the heads up.]