Posted: 2 March, 2015 by Web Girl Sarah

You Now Need To Worry About Your iPhone Exploding - Seriously

Yep, your phone is actually trying to kill you.

Tags: iPhone

A Long Island man is recovering from second and third degree burns after his iPhone exploded in his pocket.


WABC reports the man was at a wake when the iPhone exploded in his pocked. The burns were so bad he spent 10 days in hospital burns unit. 

"My iPhone blew up. And everybody's answer is 'What?'" Johnson said.

"I had the phone in my pocket, simple little gesture, bent over to get keys and all I heard was pop. Sssssh smoke coming out," Johnson said.

"And just like an instant burn, my leg just starts going on fire, try to get it out, can't get it out. I was literally jumping up and down trying to get the phone out of my pocket, but I think the phone melted my pockets shut so I couldn't get into it and I had to rip my pants off and throw the pants to the side. A couple of people actually said they could smell my body burning."

The explosion was reportedly caused by the phone's lithium ion battery, which melted and fused to the case before burning Johnson's inner thigh. 

His injuries were severe enough to warrant a 10-day hospital stay. Johnson is considering suing Apple in the wake of the incident.

So uh - sleeping with your iPhone under your pillow is probably a really bad idea. 

Tags: iPhone

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