Two Reports Surface about Apple Store Repair Shop Fires Related to Batteries
As if 32 Class Actions filed against Apple for slowing iPhones wasn't enough, now a rash of firey iPhone reports have surfaced starting with one in a store in Zurich, Switzerland. Newsweek report that "An Apple Store in Zurich, Switzerland, was evacuated Tuesday after an iPhone battery reportedly overheated and exploded, burning one staff member. More specifically a repair worker burned his hand while removing the battery from the device. The Newsweek report also reported that there was an incident in Florida this week where an iPhone 7 caused burns to a teenager's stomach.
Another report came from Valencia, Spain, states that there was an exploding iPhone at their local Apple Store's repair shop. In context, Apple has over 500 retail stores around the world, so two incidents does not make it in a trend to get excited about.
It could simply be inexperienced repair technicians who are now replacing batteries during Apple's special offer. It could also be due to the number of replacement batteries being handled at this time. If so, there could be more cases of battery flare ups in the future.
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