There were reports about the latest iPhone 8 shipping with swollen batteries, but fortunate for their users, the device doesn’t seem to burst into flames. But it’s not the same case for the iPhone 6s.
Ms. Wang, a Chinese citizen noticed that her iPhone 6s Plus was heating up more than usual, so she decided to get the smartphone checked at the local service centre.
According to a report by Daily Mail, the iPhone in question here also had other issues, including the battery draining faster than usual and the phone shutting down randomly.
A service engineer of a repair shop near Xiangjisi in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province received the iPhone on October 8, being told to check the battery and replace it.
The report suggests that the device burst into flames while the engineer was removing the rear cover of the phone. The man managed to quickly throw the device away from his work station, helping him escape without any injuries.
As far as the explosion is concerned, it’s clear that the battery was at fault, but Apple says it’s investigating to identify the issue which led to the accident.
“Normally there is a plastic tape attached to the battery, which is placed on the case and what we need to do is to tear the plastic tape off,” the service worker explained. “I guess there were some powder leaked from the battery and triggered physical reaction to blow up the phone.”