IPhone Battery Starts Smoking During Repair In Hong Kong Apple Store

Posted: Feb 5 2018, 2:13am CST | by , Updated: Feb 5 2018, 2:15am CST, in News | Apple

iPhone battery starts smoking during repair in Hong Kong Apple Store

Battery issues in world’s top smartphones are not uncommon. In order to make the powerful beasts to keep working for longer times, the manufacturers do increase the capacity of the batteries that go inside those smartphones. We all love every extra ounce of battery we get in our smartphone, but a bitter side of this perk is that it also increases the instability of the battery.

Samsung – one of the biggest tech giants victim of battery-related mishaps – rightly puts that all bets are off when dealing with high-capacity batteries. Apparently, iPhones are not safe from the danger either. The incident happened in the Hong Kong Apple Store during a repair process, the subject smartphone’s battery started smoking.

Due to the history of battery issues and smartphones, the situation was very alarming and emergency personnel had to take over to contain any threat. A report related to the incident was published by South China Morning Post. The report stated that ‘emergency personnel’ were sent to the Apple outlet in the International Finance Center mall located on Harbor View Road, Central.

The emergency personnel came in response to a police report called in at 12:07 in the afternoon. One of the police spokesmen told that two of the staff members at the outlet were working on the smartphone when its battery started emitting smoke, after inhaling which, the two staff members complained of feeling unwell.

Fortunately, the scene didn’t escalate beyond containing as the store staff was able to resolve the problem and extinguish the source of the smoke. More fortunately, the threat of a fire was minimum and none of the customers were affected. Apple, as usual, is playing down the incident by calling it a ‘minor incident’.

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