There was yet another dangerous incident involving the iPhone 5. A Chinese woman reportedly lost her eyesight after the smartphone exploded in her hand. A piece flew from the exploding phone and scratched her cornea.
Reason for the explosion of the iPhone 5
The phone had been dropped and dented at the top right corner of the screen which eventually exploded. The woman, who wants to be identified by her last name Li, claimed she was talking on her phone for about forty minutes when she noticed her phone becoming unusually warm against her cheek. She then tried to end the call but the screen wouldn’t respond. The iPhone 5 subsequently exploded and she ended up going to the hospital.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) isn’t the only brand with the occasional exploding phone. There was a man in Hong Kong who lost his house when his Samsung GalaxyS4 exploded.
No official news on faulty parts
There is no word on whether faulty parts or imitation accessories are too blame. Last month, there was another Chinese woman who was electrocuted by her iPhone when she answered the phone while it was still charging. This incident was blamed on a fake Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) power adapter.
Things aren’t looking so hot for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) right now and it doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. In July, Lexton Snol for PC Advisor revealed that the average iPhone is broken within ten weeks and the iPhone 5 is usually broken with six weeks. If the phones aren’t broken, the gadgets are nicked. Either way, it seems that almost everyone is breaking their iPhone. He explained, ” The study of how long it takes iPhone users to break their precious new smartphone was conducted by www.mobilephonechecker.co.uk. It polled 1,486 U.K. adults who have all broken, dented or scratched an iPhone handset.”
Despite some of the negative reports, the iPhone is still a strong seller. Fans are now waiting for the next Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) smartphone which will probably be the iPhone 5S.