Samsung suffered a multi-billion-dollar loss due to the Galaxy Note 7's explosion fiasco. But it seems its biggest rival Apple is falling on the same lines.
Following a recent report of an iPhone 7 Plus catching fire, Apple has been hit by another incident involving an iPhone 7 being the cause of a car fire. According to 7 News, a south coast surfer identified as Mat Jones found his car filled with smoke after his one-week-old iPhone 7 ignited and damaged his car.
"Ash was just coming from inside the pants which then, once you unwrapped the pants, the phone was just melting inside of it," Jones told 7 News.
Jones said that he never dropped his new iPhone nor he used a third-party, unauthorised charger, which may have caused the malfunction. According to Tech First Post, Apple is aware of the incident and it is investigating the cause of the phone's ignition.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions have put mobile users on the edge. The South Korean tech giant issued a formal statement to switch off the phones and recalled all units of the much-hyped flagship. The extent of the Galaxy Note 7 was so huge that the devices were banned from airplanes.
It is too soon to tell if Apple's latest flagships, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, are at similar risk, but if the reports continue to pour in then Apple would need to consider a thorough check-up. As of this moment, the iPhone 7 series hasn't reached to the level where the company must recall its units, which would not only harm the business, but also tarnish Apple's reputation.