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Teen’s iPhone 6 Catches Fire! Is iPhone Not Safe to Use?

Meanwhile, this is not the first time that an iPhone has caught fire

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According to the iPhone-maker, there are several things that may cause an iPhone to catch fire, including using unauthorised charging cables and chargers. Pixabay

An Apple iPhone 6 owned by an 11-year-old girl from California caught fire and burned holes in her blanket once she threw the device on it, the media has reported.

“I was sitting down, and I had my phone in my hand and then I saw sparks flying everywhere and I just threw it on a blanket. I was right here on the bed and the phone managed to burn through this blanket and make these holes,” the teenager was quoted as saying by 9to5Mac on Saturday.

Maria Adata, the teenager’s mom, dialled Apple support and was instructed to send pictures and ship the phone to the retailer. “This could have been my child. My child could have been caught on fire and she could have been hurt more and I am glad she’s ok,” turnto23.com has reported.

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Meanwhile, this is not the first time that an iPhone has caught fire. Pixabay

According to the iPhone-maker, there are several things that may cause an iPhone to catch fire, including using unauthorised charging cables and chargers. Meanwhile, this is not the first time that an iPhone has caught fire.

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Two years ago, a viral video on Twitter claimed to show an iPhone 7 Plus catching fire. In December, an Ohio man said that his iPhone XS Max caught fire and exploded in his pocket. (IANS)

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Apple Works on All-Glass iPhone with More Features

Apple patents all-glass iPhone with wraparound display

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Apple is working on an all-glass iPhone with a wraparound touch screen, which can display information, icons and images. Pixabay

Apple is reportedly working on an all-glass iPhone with a wraparound touch screen, which can display information, icons and images on any surface with the entire device touch sensitive.

Electronic Device with Glass Enclosure, US Patent No 20200057525, describes an iPhone that comprises a six-sided glass enclosure, Apple Insider reported recently.

The patent describes an all-glass iPhone which perhaps could be a better then foldable phones.

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The Apple iPhone also shows the wallpaper stretched to the sides with some information showing at the bottom side. (Representational Image). Pixabay

“Described herein, however, are electronic devices with enclosures that use glass to define multiple sides of the enclosure. In such cases, the enclosure may appear visually and tactilely seamless, such that the entire enclosure may appear to be formed from a single piece of glass (even though it may be formed from multiple separate pieces attached together),” states the patent.

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The sketch of the phone illustrates the curved edges of the device from all the sides with some information showing up on them.

It also shows the wallpaper stretched to the sides with some information showing at the bottom side. (IANS)