Apple investigating ‘exploding’ iPhone 7 Plus after video of smoking handset goes viral
Apple is investigating a report of an iPhone 7 Plus catching fire, after a video of the incident went viral online.
The footage, posted on Twitter by 18-year-old Brianna Olivas from Tucson, Arizona, shows smoke pouring out of one side of the iPhone and the case melting away.
So my IPhone 7 plus blew up this morning was not even using it, literally no explanation for this pic.twitter.com/sQ8CJt4Y69
— Bree (@briannaolivas_) February 23, 2017
The video, which has already been viewed more than a million times, garnered a swift reaction on Twitter, with more than 25,000 retweets and hundreds of replies.
Olivas told Mashable the trouble began on Tuesday, when her iPhone 7 Plus, which she bought from US mobile operator Sprint in January, wouldn’t turn on.