It’s easy to crack jokes about certain issues until it really happens to you. No one really knows when or how it would happen, but it’s best not to rule anything out. If you’re an iPhone user, don’t think that phone explosions only afflict Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners.

That’s because the iPhone 6s has received its own case of spontaneous combustion, and it seems that the recent battery issue faced by the device may be a cause of the random misfortune.

In this particular case, the phone owner was just removing the device’s adapter from the power socket when the phone began to sizzle with smoke which caused him to, well, drop it like it’s hot.

Could it the same battery problem – the one which causes the iPhone 6s to instantly shut off at the 30 percent battery charge mark – be the reason for the phone’s sudden outburst? Maybe, nobody really knows.

This proves that the risk of suddenly catching ablaze isn’t confined to the Galaxy Note 7, nor is it confined to the Samsung brand. Prior to this incident, there have been cases of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 going up in smokes without reason, but thankfully this isn’t a problem across many brands.


Gene Steinberg · January 1, 2017 at 6:28 pm

In fact, there is a very slight possibility that any device with a lithium-ion battery will overheat. The problem is that, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it happened far more often. That’s why it was recalled and, after the second recall, discontinued.

You need to bone up on your facts before scaring readers with suggestions that, “nobody really knows” why a random device’s battery may overheat. The iPhone 6s battery issue is a totally different matter, and it’s one Apple is already addressing.

Gene Steinberg

M · January 2, 2017 at 4:57 am

There was a fire in my school two years ago when a janitors iPod touch exploded

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