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Old 07-03-2012, 04:50 PM
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Finnish Man’s IPhone Bursts Into Flames

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A 17-year-old Finnish man escaped unharmed after the the iPhone 4S he was carrying in his back pocket started smoking and then burst into flames.

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The Finnish publication SK24 reported that Henri Helminen was getting out of his van when smoke began to rise from his pants. In a CCTV video, Helminen can be seen taking the 90-day-old phone from his pocket and throwing it to the ground.

Fortunately, Helminen chose to go to work early that morning or he would have been sleeping next to the device when it ignited.

But not everyone is buying the story.

“This is a little too close to Nokia’s headquarters for us to believe off the bat,” 9to5 Mac’s Seth Weintraub wrote.

In 2011, an iPhone 4 exploded aboard an Australian flight, according to ABC News. Overheating lithium ion batteries were suspected of causing the combustion in that case.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:54 PM
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Re: Finnish Man’s IPhone Bursts Into Flames

http://www.iltalehti.fi/iltvuutiset/...83326_v0.shtml

I'm not positive that this can be seen from foreign countries but it's a video about this incident.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:55 PM
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Re: Finnish Man’s IPhone Bursts Into Flames

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http://www.iltalehti.fi/iltvuutiset/...83326_v0.shtml

I'm not positive that this can be seen from foreign countries but it's a video about this incident.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:25 PM
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Re: Finnish Man’s IPhone Bursts Into Flames

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http://www.iltalehti.fi/iltvuutiset/...83326_v0.shtml

I'm not positive that this can be seen from foreign countries but it's a video about this incident.
I'm in the UK and can view the video with no problems

This isn't the first time I've heard of iPhones bursting into flames. Never had one myself, but I think this kind of thing is a rare occurrence. It wouldn't put me off buying one.

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Re: Finnish Man’s IPhone Bursts Into Flames

I can see it in the US. Who is in a foreign country, lol?

Much creepier on video!

The guy is waiting to hear he was pranked or see Ashton Kutcher jump out!

Scary! I'm happy with my stupid phone ;)

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A 17-year-old Finnish man escaped unharmed after the the iPhone 4S he was carrying in his back pocket started smoking
I didn't know iphones were THAT smart

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Re: Finnish Man’s IPhone Bursts Into Flames

The man was obviouslty an avid Microsoft/PC user.

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