An Apple iPhone 7 Plus user claimed that her phone blew up and started spewing smoke even though it was not being used. The video of the incident was posted by the Twitter user Brianna Olivas. It shows the flames coming from Rose Gold iPhone 7 Plus. Olivas said “So my iPhone 7 plus blew up this morning ? was not even using it, literally no explanation for this”.
Olivas had bought the iPhone 7 Plus from Sprint, which refused to turn on day before yesterday. When taken to the Apple store she was told by the employees that everything was fine. “The phone appeared to be working normally again,” she said. However, the smartphone caught fire next morning while sitting on a dresser.
This was the video posted by her:
Olivas, in a direct message to Mashable on Twitter said she was asleep with the phone charging next to her head when her boyfriend grabbed it and put it on the dresser. “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,” she said.
Olivas has handed over the iPhone to Apple and the company is looking into the matter. It said that company is aware about the video. Meanwhile, Olivas has denied using charger of different company for charging her iPhone.