Apple Sued In Australia Over Exploding iPhone X

As our phones rely on lithium-ion batteries, it means that there is a chance, no matter how small, that they could explode. This could be due to a variety of reasons, but it is still quite scary to think about. Unfortunately for a man in Australia, Robert De Rose, his iPhone X exploded while it was in his pocket, resulting in him suffering second-degree burns.

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This incident happened back in 2019, but it seems that due to Apple allegedly failing to take notice of the situation, De Rose has since decided to file a lawsuit against the company. According to De Rose, he noticed a pain in his leg and heard a fizzing sound coming from his pocket.

There was an accompanying popping sound and after he felt a sharp pain on his thigh, he realized that it was coming from his phone. He took his iPhone X out only to find black smoke coming out of it. According to De Rose, he had reached out to Apple multiple times since then but has not gotten a response, which is why he has decided to file a lawsuit.

It is unclear why De Rose’s iPhone X exploded as there could be a number of reasons, but it should be pointed out that exploding iPhones or smartphones in general aren’t very common, so you probably shouldn’t get too worried just yet.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about iPhone, iPhone X and Legal. Source: 9to5mac

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