Samsung might not be the only big phone company facing problems with its flagship phone bursting into flames – after a spate of incidents with exploding iPhones in China.
A Chinese consumer watchdog said that eight iPhones had exploded – with models including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.
Shanghai Consumer Council said that it had seen an eight-fold rise in complaints in the past eight weeks.
A spokesman said, ‘Apple should be responsible for consumers. A lot of consumer complaints are not solved effectively.’
It’s not the first report of iPhones exploding, as an Australian driver returned to his car in October after a surf lesson – and found his iPhone smouldering, and the car filled with smoke.
Mat Jones claims that the iPhone was brand new – just seven days old – and that he had only used official accessories to charge it.
He also says that the device has not been knocked during the week he owned it.
Jones says he placed the phone under his clothes, and returned to the car to find it full of smoke.