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Another iPhone Exploded in Spain – Should We Be Concerned?

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Less than a day after at least two reports of spontaneous iPhone battery explosions initially surfaced, yet another Apple Store has reported a similar incident.

The incident occurred at Apple’s lavish Calle Colón Store located in Valencia, Spain, at around 1:30 pm local time on Wednesday, according to a report from local Spanish outlet Las Provincias.

“According to municipal sources, the outbreak flooded the upper floor with smoke,” the network said, adding that “The firefighters did not intervene because store employees opened the windows quickly to ventilate the establishment. The workers threw dirt on the burned battery and vacated the premises without incidents.”

Today’s report does not specify which of Apple’s iPhone models is responsible, but it’s definitely worth pointing out that nobody was injured as the result of the explosion, local Fire authorities said. Unfortunately, a similar incident which took place just yesterday at an Apple Store in Zurich, Switzerland, resulted in one company employee being burned — though non life-threateningly.

Is There Reason for Concern?

Two exploding iPhones in just two days — three, if you also count the woman from Florida who says her iPhone 7 Plus overheated to the point of personal injury.. Is there a legitimate reason to be concerned about these events? The simple answer is no — these spontaneous occurrences are more than likely a sheer coincidence. Of course, Apple just launched one of its most broad and far-reaching battery replacement programs ever, so it’s certainly a good time to check your iPhone’s battery health and replace it if necessary.



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