Apple iPhones are most often accused of copying features from their competitors, especially from its rival Samsung. But if there’s one comparison it should most likely avoid is to explode just like the newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 7. A Reddit user claims that their iPhone 7 exploded on its way from the store. Earlier a Galaxy Note 7 burst up into flames burning the hotel room of the owner while he was still asleep. This incident led to revocation of Note 7 from all markets and users of the phone.
The Reddit user posted a picture of an exploded iPhone 7 this week. Apple has not yet made a public comment about the incident. There are claims that the delivery system might have had something to do with explosion as it exploded while it was still in the package. It seems like the two largest smartphone companies can’t live without copying each other.
Looking at the picture, you can see a dented iPhone with the screen broken and damaged beyond the kind of issues that would be caused by heat.
But that also suggests that the intensity of the explosion of iPhone 7 might not be as high as the Galaxy Note 7 had. The pictures posted online look authentic and so does the destruction cause to the phone. With the problem becoming more and more common it is a reminder that the battery technology being used is dangerous for the both the company and the users, rather than proof that something is wrong with the iPhone 7.
Samsung has time and again been accused of copying Apple’s products features and designs and was even sued by company. In the same way, Apple came up with the idea of bigger displays after Samsung took the same initiative. Seems like both the companies can’t strive without stealing ideas from one and other. But one must think how copying this new exploding ‘feature’ might be a tad too much.