1. etad putta's Avatar
    Here is one of the times when my mighty 920 would have been a better purchase, although i don't think i have ever put it in my pants pocket. And read some of the comments, it makes our place look mighty tame by comparison....14yo schoolgirl receives 2nd-degree burns when iPhone 5c reportedly catches fire in her pocket | 9to5Mac
    02-04-2014 07:33 AM
  2. Jack Janik's Avatar
    Wow is all I can say.

    Tapatalk's working this time!
    02-04-2014 07:38 AM
  3. emperor_skull's Avatar
    Hmm bad news for iPhone
    02-04-2014 07:40 AM
  4. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Well, if you put your phone in your back pocket and sit on it, something is going to happen. The iPhone is a fine product, I'm a die hard WP guy, but we all know that the iPhone is a fine and well constructed high end product. The odds of this happening is what 0.000001%, that's why I buy a single lottery ticket, because sometimes not matter how rate, does happen. :)
    02-04-2014 07:45 AM
  5. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Powerful batteries always carry this risk. WP lithium polymer cells are just the same. There was a case in the 80s of a broken phone battery sparking and igniting fuel at a petrol station, hence the signs at petrol stations to this day and the mistaken belief that making a call on your phone at the pump will ignite the fumes due to the radio signals. Which is nonsense. This incident should not reflect poorly on Apple. It is unlikely, but could happen to any powerful lithium cell.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-04-2014 08:53 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    It could very well happen to your 920, then someone else will say its a time when an iPhone would have been a better purchase.
    02-04-2014 09:10 AM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I agree with most of the comments here suggesting it could happen with any phone. Unfortunately it happened with an iPhone and some shyster is going to go after Apple's deep pockets. Even if the case goes nowhere, I'm sure Apple's gaggle of savages (corporate attorneys) will settle quickly to avoid the name being dragged through the media mud.
    02-04-2014 06:51 PM
  8. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    Wasn't apples fault.

    Sent from my Yellow Nokia 1520 (RM-937)
    02-04-2014 09:12 PM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Wasn't apples fault.

    Sent from my Yellow Nokia 1520 (RM-937)
    Tell that to Ford after the Explorer/Firestone class-action suit. BTW, having been an operations manager at a now-defunct national tire retailer many years ago and having had extensive training along with 10+ years of SCCA road racing experience, I'm more than qualified to say it wasn't Firestone's fault either. It's the appearance of impropriety or wrongdoing that sells juries. To that end, lawyers should be commended for their salesmanship.
    02-04-2014 09:36 PM
  10. Corepc's Avatar
    C stands for something just how cheap plastic can be
    02-04-2014 09:49 PM
  11. Editguy1900's Avatar
    That's the only article I've seen that suggested the phone had been "crushed". I have always kept my cellphone in my pocket, and at times when I'm relaxing in my armchair it slips out of my pocket and i've gotten up and sat on it when I come back in the room. If she crushed it in her pocket then the 5C is a poorly constructed phone.
    02-04-2014 11:41 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    That's the only article I've seen that suggested the phone had been "crushed". I have always kept my cellphone in my pocket, and at times when I'm relaxing in my armchair it slips out of my pocket and i've gotten up and sat on it when I come back in the room. If she crushed it in her pocket then the 5C is a poorly constructed phone.
    Not to sound insensitive but if she sat on it and crushed it, we all know what the obvious next question is.
    02-05-2014 09:57 AM
  13. radmanvr's Avatar
    How ironic as I was reading this article, Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire started playing on the radio
    Sakitumi, etad putta and xandros9 like this.
    02-05-2014 09:59 AM
  14. radmanvr's Avatar
    Not to hi-jack the thread but this is a crazy article also and I do not believe its Apple's fault neither. It could happen to any store.

    83-year-old woman sues Apple after walking into glass retail store door
    02-05-2014 10:05 AM
  15. AndyCalling's Avatar
    In the UK we had the very rare incident of a digital TV box going crazy and sending an em signal that got picked up by the EPIRB marine beacon satellite system, automatically summoning the Coastguard to an old lady's front room. Technically she was legally at fault as she was responsible for the maintenance of her 'kit' but clearly she was not held to be. Million to one chance. Thing is, it happened again with a totally different box a few months later. The odds were staggering, but none of us in the UK could be bothered to calculate them.

    So, if your phone automatically summons the fire brigade before it burns you, would that be considered a 'feature'?
    Sakitumi and xandros9 like this.
    02-05-2014 10:39 AM

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