Samsung phone explodes, bursts into flame in China; more extensive safety recalls may be required

“A Chinese man reported that a Note 7 smartphone from Samsung Electronics Co. exploded after he bought it this week, raising questions about whether the South Korean company’s problems with battery fires are spreading to newer versions of the premium device,” Bloomberg News reports.

“The 25-year-old customer, Hui Renjie, said his Note 7 exploded Monday morning, less than 24 hours after he got it delivered from e-commerce website Inc.,” Bloomberg News reports. “He said the incident caused minor injuries to two of his fingers and burned his Apple Inc. MacBook.”

MacDailyNews Take: Anyone who owns an Apple MacBook and a Samsung phone does not understand technology. Why hamstring yourself with a pretend iPhone when the real thing would allow you to have seamless Continuity? It’s nonsensical. Apple needs to do a better job of educating the general public why everyone should want an iPhone to go along with their MacBook and vice versa.

Bloomberg News reports, “A Samsung representative visited him soon afterward and asked to take away the phone, he said, but he declined the offer because he doesn’t trust the company to reveal the reason for the fire, and plans to publicize the issue.”

MacDailyNews Take: Well, he’s not totally clueless. One question: Why buy your fake iPhone from a company that you don’t trust?

Bloomberg News reports, “Samsung has been engulfed in perhaps the worst crisis in its corporate history after Note 7 smartphones began to burst into flames just days after hitting the market in August.”

MacDailyNews Take: Oh, Karma, we love you! 😘

“Samsung said it had uncovered the cause of the battery fires and that it was certain new phones wouldn’t have the same flaws,” Bloomberg News reports. “The latest China incident however raises the prospect that Samsung has battery problems with Note 7 phones now hitting the market, adding the risk of further recalls and potential brand damage… ‘Samsung’s business in China will only get worse,’ said Greg Roh, an analyst at HMC Investment Securities in Seoul. ‘Samsung may have to sacrifice massive marketing costs in China to win back its customers.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: That’ll be an interesting marketing exercise.

We can see the ads now: “Samsung. Our iPhone wannabes don’t blow up and burn down your house anymore. No, really. Trust us. They just suck as usual because our so-called ecosystem is a bunch of half-assed, cobbled-together imitative shit and our OS comes from a third-party that only cares about capturing as much of your personal data as possible. Therefore, the hardware and the OS are not optimized for each other in any meaningful ways as they are throughout with Apple’s iOS-powered iPhone. But, hey: Buy One, Get Three Free!”

Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charing an Apple iPhone (right)
Jeep charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a Jeep charging an Apple iPhone (right)


Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)
Garage charging a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (left) and a garage charging an Apple iPhone (right)

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  1. Now even the European airlines are starting to react. Today on a morning flight from London to Germany there was the extra announcement that charging or the use of Samsung Note 7 was not allowed on board that plane. It wasn’t like that 2 days ago on the flight out.

    Took them quite a bit to react and draw consequences.

    All in all this problem doesn’t seem to go away quickly but it rather seems to spread even more.

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