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Apparently, an overheating, smoking, and slightly glowing iPhone 4 was enough to frighten the pants off of passengers on an Australian regional airline late last week, we're just now discovering....
11-29-2011, 10:09 AM #1
Smoking iPhone 4 Frightens Passengers on Airplane
Apparently, an overheating, smoking, and slightly glowing iPhone 4 was enough to frighten the pants off of passengers on an Australian regional airline late last week, we're just now discovering.
Passengers on board the Regional Express (REX) say the flight crew had to extinguish a glowing red iPhone 4 that was the source of a creepy "dense smoke." Presumably, some on board thought the iPhone was an explosion risk or perhaps a bomb scare. But as it turns out, the device was just overheating. And, luckily, no one was harmed.
As we understand it, the entire incident was documented and subsequently reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for investigation. As we all know, Apple has a history of battery issues with the iPhone 4, but the degree to which this particular device melted down is not common.
By no means should this story make anyone fearful of flying with their iPhones. But we'll keep you posted on the outcome of the ongoing investigation by aviation officials.
11-29-2011, 10:16 AM #2
The cabins are pressurized so it's the same if your in an airplane or on the ground
what was he doing with it when it started to overheat is the better question
and does he get a new iPhone for free?
11-29-2011, 10:30 AM #3
Most cabins are pressurized to approx. 8,000 feet, with the exception of new 787s to 6,000 feet, so it's far away from what you just said.
A380s have 5,000 feet.
Last edited by brab; 11-29-2011 at 10:35 AM.
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11-29-2011, 11:27 AM #5
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...
11-29-2011, 11:34 AM #6
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11-29-2011, 11:39 AM #8
I dont think thats a steve jobs apple log on the back. It looks like the cracked glass is refracting the logo that way. I maybe wrong, but why jump to the conclusion that the phone was modified? **** happens, manufacturing something isn't perfect. Who's fault is it? no ones. And this article isnt blaming anyone especially apple.
11-29-2011, 11:47 AM #9
Kind of a bummer... next thing you know is they won't allow cell phones on the planes.....
11-29-2011, 11:48 AM #10
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11-29-2011, 12:37 PM #14
I wonder if it was the environment change that caused the iPhone to overheat
Keeping iPhone Within Acceptable Temperatures iPhone is designed
to be operated in temperatures between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F) and
stored in temperatures between -20º and 45º C (-4º to 113º F). Low- or
high-temperature conditions might temporarily shorten battery life or
cause iPhone to temporarily stop working properly. Leaving iPhone in
a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight can cause iPhone to exceed these
storage or operating temperature ranges. Avoid dramatic changes in
temperature or humidity when using iPhone as condensation may form
on or within iPhone.
When you’re using iPhone or charging the battery, it is normal for iPhone
to get warm. The exterior of iPhone functions as a cooling surf
I don't think it is an aftermarket backplate as this is the only steve jobs Apple logo backplate I could find
I think it's just looks like it the Steve Jobs Apple logo because of where the glass has cracked
here I've upscaled the logo using the 10% rule
It's just a crack
Edit: I just found another aftermarket back
still not the same
Last edited by dsg; 11-29-2011 at 02:35 PM.
11-29-2011, 01:43 PM #15
Not trying to tick anyone off , but that is definitely a modded back plate. The glass fracture would not remove extra paint out of the apples cut out!! You can still see the eyeglass frames in the logo.
As I continue to look it could be just the crack glass? Scratchead!!??
Last edited by Slmchrist; 11-29-2011 at 01:47 PM.
11-29-2011, 01:46 PM #16
Why does everyone have to be so hostile about this? Its a news article guys. Whether the phone was modified or not, there's no sense in arguing and getting all mad over it..
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11-29-2011, 01:48 PM #17
So it looks like the Apple symble is off alittle but if it's the Steve Jobs back where is "Steve Jobs" and the "Year"
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11-29-2011, 03:30 PM #20
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.