A Melbourne man is suing Apple after he claims he suffered second-degree burns when his iPhone battery exploded in his pocket.
Robert De Rose was sitting in his office when he felt pain in his leg and heard a fizzing sound coming from his pocket.
“I heard a faint pop sound, followed by a fizz and then I felt intense pain on my right leg, so I immediately jumped up and realised it was my phone,” he told 7NEWS.
He pulled his iPhone X from his pocket, which was just over a year old, to find black smoke coming out of it.
De Rose suffered second-degree burns to his thigh during the 2019 incident.
An Apple spokesperson said the company takes customer safety extremely seriously and confirmed the two complaints are being investigated.
MacDailyNews Take: Of course, there are many questions to be answered such as, was the battery and/or screen replaced in a phone that was released in Australia on November 3, 2017? If so, by whom, an Apple Authorized service technician using a genuine replacement battery and/or screen or not? Was the phone physically stressed due to being placed in a pants pocket while sitting? Was the iPhone charged using a Made For iPhone charger or via some other charger?
With history as our guide, we look forward to the results of Apple’s investigation.
FYI: Do not place stress on your iPhone in any fashion that would cause it to bend or break. iPhone is a battery-powered electrical device. Bending or breaking your iPhone is not among intended use cases and doing so may cause loss of device functionality and/or personal injury.