According to the statement of an Australian surfer, his newly purchased iPhone 7 caused his car to be set on fire while he was out on the beach. Surfer Mat Jones says that he found the iPhone 7 melted through the piece of cloth it was wrapped in in the car, leaving his car a burnt out mess.
On Friday Apple said that they are already investigating the incident that left Jones without a phone and without a car.
In an interview with Channel 7 News, Mat Jones said that he went to the New South Wales beach for training and has left his week old iPhone 7 inside the car, wrapped in his pair of trousers. Upon Jones’ return, he found smoke seeping out from the car. “As I looked into my car you could not see inside the car like all the windows were just black.”
Using another phone, a footage of the incident was reportedly taken, it showed that the front seats, dashboard, and stick all burnt and black and that when he approached the care it felt “pretty much just like a big heat wave just came out of the car”
In an effort to recover anything that can be saved from the now charred vehicle, Jones was able to obtain his clothes. “Ash was just coming from inside the pants, which then, once you wrapped open the pants the phone was just melting inside of it.”
The video recording also showed the iPhone 7’s current state. “There’s the phone, total burnout.”
According to the now carless and phoneless Australian surfer, the iPhone 7 was only a week old and has never been dropped, damaged and never used a fake charger on it as well. Apple is diligently looking into the issue and a representative from the tech giant has said that “We’re in touch with the customer and we’re looking into it,”