Apple Investigates ‘Melting’ iPhone 7 Plus

Apple Investigates 'Melting' iPhone 7 Plus
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A startling video that was uploaded to Twitter earlier this week shows a Rose Gold iPhone 7 Plus emanating fumes and its case melting away, after having allegedly exploded, according to Twitter user Brianna Olivas via Mashable.

The video, which was allegedly captured by Olivas’ boyfriend prior to being uploaded to the social media site later on that afternoon, appears to show a consistent cloud of smoke billowing out from one side the device — while the case in which it was housed can be seen melting away.

Olivas had apparently been using some sort of sparkly and decorative, liquid-filled iPhone case, which several Twitter users speculated could be a potential reason for the exploding and ensuing drama — however there’s obviously no evidence suggesting that the case was even responsible for the fiery issue at all. Olivas, for her part, alleges that just one day prior, the handset had been showing signs of faltering — where it wouldn’t power on properly, despite having been purchased from Sprint just this past January. Accordingly, she took the iPhone 7 Plus into her local Apple Store, where employees ran tests that ultimately determined everything about the device was just fine.

“The next morning I was asleep with my phone charging next to my head, my boyfriend grabbed the phone and put it on the dresser,” Olivas said via a direct message on Twitter. “He went [to] the restroom … and from the corner of his eye he saw my phone steaming and [heard] a squealing noise. By the time he got over to the phone it had already caught fire, he quickly grabbed the phone and threw it in the restroom … as soon as he threw it in the restroom [it] blew up and more smoke started coming out of the phone.”

Olivas claims that she has since turned the iPhone 7 Plus over to Apple, who in turn assured her that company representatives were “looking into the situation”, conducting tests, and that they expect to know more about the problem in a week or so.

This whole ordeal might seem like reason for iPhone 7 Plus owners be concerned; however, while this wouldn’t be the first instance of an iPhone spontaneously bursting into flames, there’s no other evidence, at this point, suggesting that Olivas’ experience can be tied into a broader problem.

How’s your iPhone 7 Plus holding up these days? Let us know in the comments!

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