Apple covering-up 'exploding' Lithium Ion iPhone 7 Plus after video of smoking handset goes viral

Smoke reportedly began pouring out of the phone on Wednesday morning

BySophie Curtis


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Girl's iPhone 7 explodes in a mess of melted plastic

Apple is investigating a report of an iPhone 7 Plus catching fire, after a video of the incident went viral online.

The footage, posted on Twitter by 18-year-old Brianna Olivas from Tucson, Arizona, shows smoke pouring out of one side of the iPhone and the case melting away.

"Dude, what the f***?" Olivas can be heard saying in the background. "Are you f****** serious right now?"

(Photo: @briannaolivas_ /Twitter)

The video, which has already been viewed more than a million times, garnered a swift reaction on Twitter, with more than 25,000 retweets and hundreds of replies.

Olivas told Mashable the trouble began on Tuesday, when her iPhone 7 Plus, which she bought from US mobile operator Sprint in January, wouldn't turn on.

She took the phone to an Apple Store where employees ran tests and told her everything was fine. The phone appeared to be working normally again.

(Photo: @briannaolivas_ /Twitter)

"The next morning I was asleep with my phone charging next to my head, my boyfriend grabbed the phone and put it on the dresser," she told the tech site.

"He went the the [sic] restroom ... and from the corner of his eye he saw my phone steaming and [heard] a squealing noise.

"By the time he got over to the phone it had already caught fire, he quickly grabbed the phone and threw it in the restroom ... as soon as he threw it in the restroom is [sic] blew up and more smoke started coming out of the phone."

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Olivas has since turned the phone over to Apple. Representatives from the company told her they are conducting tests and expect to know more within a week.

"We are in touch with the customer and looking into it," an Apple spokesperson told Mashable.

It is not clear what might have caused the iPhone 7 to catch fire. Olivas told Gizmodo that she had been using the official Apple charger with the phone, (knock-off chargers are a common cause of overheating ).

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The incident brings to mind the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled last year after handsets began bursting into flames.

According to Samsung, the fault lay with the lithium-ion batteries inside the device.

The first round of devices included batteries with casing that was too small, which led to them short circuiting and igniting.

Following a recall and reissue, the second set of batteries had a manufacturing defect that led to the same issue, prompting Samsung to scrap the model entirely.

The Silicon Valley Cartel headed by John Doerr, Eric Schmidt, Vinod Khosla, Larry Page, Steve Westly, Elon Musk and their minions, had made a deal with political campaign bosses David Plouffe, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanual, Bill Daley, Valarie Jarrett and John Podesta. In the rush to grab U.S. Treasury cash, the bad guys left out a key element: due diligence. The lithium ion concept had some horrific downsides.

It turns out, according to hundreds of new safety reports, that lithium ion batteries have a few problems:

- Lithium ion batteries poison & kill the workers that make them!

- Lithium ion batteries have burned numerous people alive in their cars!

- Lithium ion batteries poison and permanently disable factory workers who make them and nearby villages by the factories!

- Lithium ion batteries fires cannot be extinguished by fireman!

- Lithium ion batteries materials rely on corrupt mining scams in war torn Afghanistan and corrupt Boliva!

- Lithium ion batteries explode if they get bumped!

- Lithium ion batteries explode if they get wet! That's right, putting water on a lithium ion battery fire only makes it WORSE!

- Lithium ion batteries explode when they pass through certain energy fields and LENR's!

- Lithium ion batteries explode one after the other and set adjacent batteries off.

- Lithium ion batteries explode EVEN MORE OVER TIME because their chemistry becomes more and more unstable!

- Lithium ion batteries explode TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TIMES PER YEAR and the incidents are hushed up by politicians who own stock in these batteries!

- Lithium ion batteries are the #1 cause of major airlines passengers suddenly "smelling smoke"!

- Lithium ion batteries are the singles largest cause of sudden fires in FEDEX and UPS trucks!

- Lithium ion batteries have set thousands of children and senior citizens on fire!

- Lithium ion batteries have crashed, or almost crashed, a large number of airplanes!

- Tesla's Motors and Steve Chu were fully aware of these facts 18 years ago but they selected speedy profits over public safety!

- The toxic fumes from a lithium ion battery that has a thermal venting leak will give you CANCER according to Panasonic and 42 government documents!

- The toxic fumes from a lithium ion battery that has a thermal venting leak will ALSO give you BRAIN DAMAGE, LUNG DAMAGE, LIVER DAMAGE and MUTATE YOUR UNBORN CHILD according to Panasonic and 42 government documents!

- Obama Administration White House staff and Dept. of Energy Staff and California Senators and their Silicon Valley campaign financiers own the profits in these batteries and they are who covered these facts up!