GSM Arena reports that an Apple iPhone 4 burned on a flight to Sydney, just as the place was about to land. The device has now been turned over to the Australian Transport and Safety Board.
This is not the first Apple iPhone to catch fire, and neither is it the first mobile phone to catch fire. In 2007 a Nokia phone reportedly exploded while charging. In 2009, the European Commission examined reports of exploding iPhone and iPods. In 2010, there is a report of a exploding Motorola Droid 2.
However, earlier this month Apple issued a recall of first-generation iPod nanos sold between September 2005 and December 2006 because of the possibility that the battery may overheat. Recalling a product five (5) years after it is no longer in production seems like pretty much a useless gesture. The main concern here is that it was recalled for an overheating battery.
The question in our head is how many iDevices have overheating batteries, and do we have to wait five years to find out.
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