Jul 31

iphone-schadeWhat if you leave your iPhone on the seat of your car. You come back 15 minutes later, and find your car filled with smoke. You open the door and see your iPhone, totally destroyed by fire. Cause? The iPhone itself! It all happened to Pieter C., a guy from the Netherlands living in the Dutch city Leiden. He wants Apple or T-Mobile (the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in The Netherlands) to take responsibility, replace his iPhone and freeze his contract until he gets the new iPhone. But both refuse to take responsibility for the incident.

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It’s the first time in the Netherlands an iPhone catches fire like that. The iPhone 3G was only two months old and it lay on the passengers seat of the car.  The iPhone was not connected with the charger and was just resting in the seat in standby-mode, in a Belkin case. When Pieter returned to his car, after only 15 minutes of absence, he found his iPhone completely burned. The passengers seat was heavily damaged by the fire. After a phone call with Apple and T-Mobile, it became clear both companies don’t want to take responsibility.

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