OK, only three exploded to be precise. And they're all in Europe. The New York Times finds that Apple is cooperating with an investigation into three reports of exploding iPhones and iPod Touches in France and Britain. What exactly does an exploding iPhone do, exactly?
That second case sounds pretty curious. When I drop something on the ground and it "jumps," I don't call it an "explosion." I call it a bounce. I don't know if that's the Rubble Ball App or, you know, physics, but the news alert "Report: Dropped iPhones Bouncing All Over Europe" doesn't strike me as terribly worrying.
In one instance, a teenager in Aix-en-Provence, France, reportedly was slightly injured when an iPhone overheated and shattered, sending debris into his eye.
In another case, according to reports in Britain, an iPod Touch overheated and jumped into the air after it was dropped.
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