iPhone 7 explodes, smoke coming out caught on video

iPhone 7 Plus owner sees smartphone explode, with smoke billowing out - all on video.

Published Feb 25, 2017 4:26 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST
1 minute & 29 seconds read time

It looks like Apple doesn't want to let Samsung have all the flagship exploding fun, with an iPhone 7 Plus owner seeing their expensive smartphone explode, with smoke pouring out of the side of it.

iPhone 7 explodes, smoke coming out caught on video |

The video has over 1.2 million views, with massive amounts of replies and retweets. Brianna Olivas, the owner of the iPhone 7 Plus, said that the troubles began the day before it exploded. She purchased the iPhone 7 Plus from Sprint, and it wouldn't turn on - so she went to an Apple Store, where staff ran diagnostics on the handset and said it was fine.

Olivas' iPhone 7 Plus was fine, until the next morning when it caught fire , with smoke billowing out of the side of it. She said on Twitter through a direct message to Mashable: "The next morning I was asleep with my phone charging next to my head, my boyfriend grabbed the phone and put it on the dresser".

She continued: "He went the the [sic] restroom ... and from the corner of his eye he saw my phone steaming and [heard] a squealing noise. By the time he got over to the phone it had already caught fire, he quickly grabbed the phone and threw it in the restroom ... as soon as he threw it in the restroom is [sic] blew up and more smoke started coming out of the phone".

Now the question is: what will Apple do or say?

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