Tim Colbourne

@twrc

An Englishman in Rome with too much time on his hands.

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A picture of my iPhone after it caught fire. Has anyone else experienced this? Please RT.

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2007 days ago

A picture of my iPhone after it caught fire. Has anyone else experienced this? Please RT.

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VXO 1852 days ago

I've seen similar failures before, but usually on connectors carrying more current. Yuck! My guess is a wire frayed in there and caused a short.

thecolor 2004 days ago

WOW, wonder if this is happening to iPod touch(s) as well? My fiancée just bought the 32GB model. An expensive hazard! :(

plymouth_pc 2005 days ago

Sure this is not isolated, my last I phone would get extremely hot if you left the camera running and put it in your pocket.

twrc 2006 days ago

I returned the handset and it's been sent off for repairs. No explanation yet. I've written more about the fire here: http://tinyurl.com/b5tdtb

Krafts 2007 days ago

WOW! Did Apple have an explanation?

HeracliteanFire 2007 days ago

Have you searched on the Apple support forums? And perhaps it's not the point, but Apple's one-year hardware warranty must cover this.