IPhone X explodes while updating, Apple responds to the incident

Donna Miller
November 15, 2018

Twitter user Rocky Mohamadali, said that after updating to the latest version of iOS, his iPhone X suddenly got hot and exploded. Mohamad claims that he was charging the device using the official bundled Apple charger and cable bundled during the upgrade process, though at the time of the explosion, the device was not plugged into the charger.

Apple Support has replied to Mohamadali to look into the incident.

He told Gadgets 360: "This year early January I bought the iPhone and have been using it normally".

Not long after, the iPhone X began to emit smoke. While the devices came with a couple of serious issues out of the box, the iOS 12.1 update released a couple of weeks back solved them. Apparently, the iOS 12.1 update didn't go down well with the phone and caused it to explode à la Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note7. "The update was completed and as soon as the phone turned on it started to smoke and caught fire". As for what exactly went wrong with the iPhone X, it could be any damaged component but we will have to wait for Apple to find out what exactly went wrong.

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There appears to be shattered glass on the back panel of the phone, as well as scorched marks on the front display. If you want to check out more Apple coverage, we have a lot of interesting information that you'd love to check out below.

Some have speculated that the issue could be a result of flaw in the iPhone's lithium battery. For example, earlier this year, an iPhone 6 was seemingly caught on tape exploding in a fix shop. Because this is one of the first instances of an iPhone X exploding that we've heard about, this is likely an isolated incident.

When a battery is charged or drained, ions cross through the electrolyte from one electrode to the other.

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