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Thread: Smoking iPhone 4 Frightens Passengers on Airplane

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    iPhone? More like MyPhone xXDrizzyyXx's Avatar
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    I have a modded backplate made of titanium and I have noticed that it can get quite hot at times, but rarely it has to been in use for a long time before it even starts to get warm. But I believe it was a modified backplate as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumbows View Post
    I had a friend that had the same thing happen to them. They dropped their iPhone from about 3 feet and when picking it up the thing was getting so hot that he couldn't even hold it any longer and it melted down big time like this picture. And for the record his was completely unmodified and maybe 3 months old.
    I drop my iPhone4S with a case about 1-2feet it blue screened(nothing but blue) then it auto rebooted and it's fine

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    Oh great. Now everyone flying in Australia is going to be forced to leave their iPhone behind?

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    Lithium Polymer batteries are potentially volatile, and occasionally misbehave. In phone uses, the amp draw is pretty low, so cooling is not a design issue. When the polymer membranes inside the battery are breached, reactants inside the battery that are normally separated suddenly get to occupy the same space, and overheating, melting and even flames can be the result. These breaches can be the result of impact, defects or overcharging.If you haven't seen them, lookup lipo fires on youtube. A lot of energy density in a little space makes for some dramatic flare-ups.

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    i live at 7200 ft and my i4 and i4s are just dandie, so idc what pressure the cabins in planes are (as long as there is some) didn't do anything in this situation.

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    Maybe Steve is trying to tell us something....like when people see Jesus in their morning toast?

    ...or maybe it was the big bad iPhone bomber. Great, no more smartphones on airplanes...
    Last edited by stryker_tc; 11-29-2011 at 10:28 PM.

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    Wrong thread
    I moved this post to the right thread now.
    Last edited by Zokunei; 11-29-2011 at 10:55 PM.

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    I would bet that it is the original back. The cracks and missing slivers of glass make it look the way it does.
    Also, any RC hobbyist knows the dangers that come along with Li-Po batteries. If they fail they will smoke like crazy and then ignite with a powerful display.

    Here's an example... Lipo explode - YouTube
    Last edited by luvmytj; 11-29-2011 at 11:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torrent82 View Post
    This is the third time I read this article.
    In no article does anyone notice or say anything about the Steve Jobs Apple logo on the back of the iPhone...
    The phone had a user-modified back plate! If I think that the user is gonna get a replacement? NO!
    The lesson here?: don't mess with the hardware or it blows up in your MF face!!!
    Moreover the Yahoo article about this has the same picture of the exploding phone with the logo cropped out...great! It's like everyone can't wait for a f*ck-up to appear so they can jump on it and start pointing the finger at Apple...

    Where are you seeing steve jobs in the logo?

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    That's insane! Wonder if it was caused by "porn" overload!

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