Australian airline reports case of burning iPhone on flight. Regional Express, Australia's largest independent regional airline, issued a press release on an incident shortly after a flight landed late last week. Flight ZL319 had just landed when a passenger's mobile phone started emitting a significant amount of dense smoke, and started glowing red.
A flight attendant extinguished the burning phone immediately and no passengers or crew were harmed. Regional Express reported the incident to the Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB) and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
The mobile phone in question is identified as an Apple iPhone, which shows a significant amount of damage to the rear of the phone. Reports online indicate that the iPhone shows evidence that the burning came from the battery, which would explain the red glow and the release of smoke.
Below are some of the few samples that made the news of incinerated cars, burnt people, molten connectors or even exploding devices. This is not an isolated incident among iPhones or iPhone 4 devices!
Perhaps issues like these wouldn't happen so often if Apple wouldn't pay people to "shut it" or sites like Gizmodo to turn a serious threat into a joke. It's all fun and games and we all enjoy Apple's hefty profits, made by exploiting the user and picking the cheapest possible components. I suggest you see what an exploding Li-Po can do before taking an apologetic attitude and preferably before somebody gets seriously injured.
Not 24 hours have passed and due to an amazing coinci a shorted Galaxy device has appeared on XDA. A user with almost no activity on XDA suddenly droped such a post out of the blue. The amazing thing is that there's no damage to the battery body, only to the contacts. Would you as a fanboy be desperate enough to damage a new device or is it an Apple rep? Check the pics yourself to see the difference between foul play and the above (or how actual li-po damage looks like).