An Australian man who blew up an iPhone X and shot himself in the second degree in connection with the 1999 incident is now suing Apple. He said he reported the matter to Apple, but there was no response, according to local media reports. He allegedly burned his iPhone X and sought compensation for the injury and damage. The lawsuit was settled out of court in Australia and is being investigated by Apple.
Melbourne-based scientist Robert De Rose’s iPhone X 2019 exploded in his pocket while sitting in his office.
“I heard a faint pop, then a fizz and then a sharp pain in my right leg, so I immediately jumped up and realized it was my phone,” he told News Site 7News.
The exploding iPhone D-Rose burned his thighs in second degree and burned his pants pocket.
De Rose reported the incident to Apple but received no response. He decided to file a lawsuit seeking compensation from the company. The scientist wanted to warn other iPhone users about potential dangers.
In addition to the De Rose lawsuit, lawsuit law firm Carbon Lawyer Tony Carbon told NNUS that another Apple consumer will appear in county court, claiming that the extra provocative Apple Watch burned his wrist. The case is also in court for compensation for the incident.
A spokesman for Apple told News Site that the company took consumer protection very seriously and confirmed that it was investigating both allegations.
This is not the first time Apple has reported users being burned at the stake. In November 2018, the 10-month-old iPhone X exploded while installing a user software update on the Federal Way of Washington in the United States. The three-week-old iPhone XS Max was reportedly found in the back pocket of a man in Ohio, USA in December 2011.
Typically, smartphones and other smart devices extinguish fires due to their batteries. Consumers are advised not to overcharge and not to keep their phones in the back pocket as it is the main cause of high charges and explosions.