We are not sure what's going on but premium flagship smartphones from the most popular manufacturers in the entire world seem to be blowing up a lot recently! Samsung is hardly out of the fix that it landed in after certain Galaxy Note 7 devices around the world started to catch fire spontaneously, and we already have a report that an Apple iPhone 7 Plus has exploded! Keep in mind though that the legitimacy of the claim has not yet been established and it might just be a hoax.
KroopTheSnoop is a Reddit user who uploaded pictures of a burnt iPhone 7 Plus, complete with the singed box. According to the user, the iPhone was ordered by one of his co-workers and arrived in the condition as is pictured above. In the words of the customer, "I'm not certain, but something happened between the factory and delivery."
Some users on Reddit have pointed out that the phone pictured above seems to have a black front face, while the body is Rose Gold. This would indeed be suspicious as such a color combination is not produced by Apple, provided that it isn't an effect of the explosion or a trick of the light. We will just have to wait and see if more of these incidents begin to pop up in the news.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)