Chinese news outlet Da Lian Evening News [Google Translate] reports that a woman in China suffered eye injuries from her iPhone 5 after it exploded while she was on the phone. The woman felt the device’s screen become warm after talking for 40 minutes, she tried numerous times to end the call by tapping on the screen before it exploded. She was rushed to the hospital where the doctor identified a scratch mark which suggested an object had scratched it.
When she looked at the device to check it, Li then discovered the touchscreen was not responding when she tried to end the call. After a few more tries, the screen exploded.
Li said she felt some debris shooting into her eyes. “I could not open my eyes,” she recalled. Her colleagues rushed her to the hospital where the doctor found her eyeball red and inflamed, and identified a scratch mark which suggested an object had scratched it.
An Apple representative has responded to the report and said that the incident would require further investigation and would not typically be covered under product warranty.