Indian owner of exploding iPhone 6 narrowly escapes with eyebrows intact
Apple service centre reportedly refuses to replace charred remains
An iPhone 6 user in India escaped injury this weekend when his device exploded mid-call, PhoneArena reported.
Kishan Yadav, a resident of Gurgaon, which is about 20 miles south-west of New Delhi, was driving in his car using the speaker-phone to chat with a friend, when the handset started to emit sparks. He then discovered the device was heating up and threw it out the window. When it hit the ground it exploded, according to Indian media reports.
The device was only two days old. Yadav paid AED3,500 for a 64GB model. After retrieving the remains of his charred device, he returned it to the shop from which he had bought it, but was referred to the nearest Apple service centre. The service centre reportedly refused to honour the warranty by replacing the phone, telling Yadav they would assess the problem and get back to him.
Furious at the decision, Yadav reported the incident to the police.
The iPhone 6 range was released in India in October and, according to Indian media reports, this is the first incident of its kind involving the next-gen models.