Several Chinese iPhone users have claimed and complained
that their handsets caught fire.
After the Samsung’s worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety drama, a
consumer watchdog claims to have received eight reports in
recent months of iPhones that spontaneously combusted
while being used or charged.
The consumer body has called on Cupertino-based tech firm
Apple to address the complaints.
The report from the Shanghai Consumer Council recently
quoted one woman as saying her iPhone 6s Plus exploded in
August, shattering the screen and leaving the battery and
back of the phone blackened.