An Apple iPhone 6 caught fire in the USA. The iPhone was owned by an 11-year-old girl who is from California, USA. Media reported that the device suddenly caught fire and burned holes in her blanket once she threw the device on it. The 11 years old girls name is Kayla Ramos
In her statement to 9to5Mac on Saturday, the teenager said “I was sitting down, and I had my phone in my hand and then I saw sparks flying everywhere and I just threw it on a blanket. I was right here on the bed and the phone managed to burn through this blanket and make these holes.” The teenager said she used her iPhone 6 to watch YouTube videos and occasionally lets her younger siblings play games on it.
Immediately after the incident the mother of the teenager Maria Adata called Apple for support. The Apple support instructed them to send them the pictures of the burned device and asked her to ship the device to the retailer.
Although the Company has not commented on the incident, however, it is reported that Apple will provide the family with a new phone and ensured the family that it will investigate the cause of the explosion.
According to another report Maria Adata said “This was my child. My child could have been caught on fire and she could have been hurt more and I am glad she’s ok,”
According to the iPhone manufacturer, there may be various reasons why the iPhone caught fire, they doubted that the users could have been using an unauthorized charging cable and chargers to charge the device.
This, not the first incident when the Apple smartphone has caught fire. Two years back a viral video that surfaced on Twitter showed an iPhone 7 Plus catching fire. In another incident that happened in December last year in Ohio, United States was reported catching fire in the back pocket of a man. The user reported about the incident to Apple but he was disappointed over the option given by the company to replace the device.
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