iPhone 6 has been known for its bending anomaly called “Bendgate” but an American claims that his new iPhone 6 even “caught fire” and burnt inside his pants, though it injured only his leg and left him high and dry taking a video of it with fire and posting it on YouTube.
The “surreal” accident took place when Phillip Lechter http://philliplechter.wordpress.com/blog/ was visiting the University of Arizona with his wife and son on October 11, when they were going round in a rickshaw, that accidentally lost balance and he was half thrown out of it.
“Somehow in the process of the tipping of the rickshaw my new APPLE iPhone 6 had bent in my front pocket and caught on fire,” he wrote on his blog. “I felt a burning sensation on my leg and then saw and smelled smoke from my pants.”
When he relized that the smoke was coming from his pants, burnt because his iPhone6 in his pocket caught fire in the melee. “I quickly laid down to get the APPLE iPhone 6 out of my pocket. The smell was disturbing. I could feel my leg burning. I pulled the Apple iPhone 6 out of my pocket and threw it to the side,” he wrote.
Someone from the crowd imediately threw a cup of water on his leg to put the fire out. The leather Apple case on the phone was burning with strange smell but it saved him from burning his fingers by touching the iPhone directly.
But “a bystander was not so lucky; he picked up the phone without the case and burned his fingers. With a crowd looming, another bystander then put Ice water on the phone to cool it off while a 3rd observer took the below video.”
In fact, the video put out by Lechter shows the fire clearly including the sizzling sound when water was thrown on it. The video, apparently taken apparently taken soon after the incident, can be seen here.
“My APPLE iPhone 6 burned through my jeans pocket, through my boxers and significantly burned my leg. In the process of removing the phone from my pocket I also burnt my hip,” he wrote on his blog.
With second-degree burns, Lechter was annoyed in “the days since the event… include interruptions to my business, workout, and family life and the ‘freak out’ factor for all involved.”
While Lechter was not alone, the account known as the “bend gate” controversy over the iPhone 6 Plus has come to the notice of Apple the very next day after its release but brushed it aside as stray incidents, which are only 9 out of its teting of 15,000 smartphones.