OH, THE IRONY. An iPhone 6 Plus smartphone has exploded in a bloody mobile phone repair shop in Australia.
Simon Owen is the owner of the Queensland-based, and he has shared CCTV footage (below) of what he claims is smoke coming out of an iPhone 6 Plus handset.
The video shows the handset's owner pressing down on its cracked display, which causes smoke to spill out of the handset and fill the shop.
Owen also shared after pictures of the exploded iPhone, and claims that the incident was caused by a battery failure. We could have probably told you that.
"A customer came into the store with screen damaged iPhone 6+ for repair. [They] wanted to repair a broken screen and complained of the Apple brand battery not holding charge," a spokesperson for the store said to the Telegraph.
"We removed the customer's Otterbox [smartphone case] and prepared to book the phone in.
"Then, the customer picked up [the] phone and applied a regular amount of pressure to the screen, the same as any normal person would do every day during regular use.
"The battery failed and exploded. Initial force of the explosion caused the screen to come off the phone.
"Draw your own conclusions, but imagine if this happened five minutes earlier when the guy was driving to the shop...'
Owen, who was given a crate of beer after the incident by the handset's owner - because Australia, added that "it's 100 per cent pure coincidence that it happened when he was talking to the repairer."
This is the second known incident of an exploding iPhone in as many months. In February, a viral video showed an iPhone 7 Plus doing its best Galaxy Note 7 impression. An Apple spokesperson said at the time that the firm was "looking into it," but it's thought the explosion was to blame on the owner's liquid-filled case.
The firm has yet to comment on this latest case. µ
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