Belgian teen injured by imploding iPhone

Posted on Friday, Aug 28 2009 @ 18:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
We've all heard stories about exploding iPhones, but a 15-year old Belgian teen experienced exactly the opposite. His iPhone suddenly imploded when he was about to make a call. Fortunately, the incident didn't cause serious injury but the boy did suffer from a headache for a couple of days. More info at TechCrunch.
There have earlier been numerous reports of exploding iPhone devices in the United States, United Kingdom and France, with most recently about ten cases having emerged in France where the official competition, consumer affairs and fraud watchdog DGCCRF has now launched an investigation to find out whether the popular Apple smartphone could pose a threat to consumers. Apple, which has sold 26 million iPhones and 200 million iPods to date, said it had been informed of the French cases, but would not comment until it had closely examined the damaged phones.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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