iPhone Users Come Out of the Woodwork With Their Burning/Melting Phone Stories

By Gary Cutlack on at

News sites hungry for more horror stories about burning telephones have managed to get some Apple users to speak of their overheating woes now, with one lady telling her story of how her iPhone 6 Plus melted and took half of her bedside table with it too.

According to US news network ABC 30, the iPhone 6 Plus of Yvette Estrada put on quite the indoor fireworks display, with Estrada telling the network that: "I heard a sizzling, then we heard the pop and the whole fire was coming out of the screen."

The fire the phone allegedly started was big enough to wipe out some nearby glasses and two Apple Watch stands, with Apple sort of admitting it was a genuine case of an exploding iPhone by replacing the 6 Plus and the Watch stands.

Sadly for anyone willing Apple to have to recall all of its phones, the fact that it was the year-old 6 Plus means we're unlikely to see much of a furore around this one. If the 6 Plus was routinely catching fire it would've been the shock tech story of the last 12 months. [ABC 30 via Express]


Want more updates from Gizmodo UK? Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.