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VIDEO: iPhone Allegedly Catches Fire in Teenager's Pocket

Smartphones have been known to overheat at times, but the latest 'exploding phone' story comes with video footage. A video has emerged that allegedly shows an iPhone exploding in a teenage boy's pocket. The video comes from CCTV footage obtained by Finnish news site Kauppalehti. So far Apple has not yet commented on the authenticity of the clip, but here's how things supposedly went down:

Details as to what exactly happened are scant. The video shows 17-year-old Henri Helminen exiting his vehicle. Then, when he is a few steps away from the van, large plumes of white smoke appear around him and Helminen is seen pulling his phone out of his trousers and tossing it away from his body. The boy told Kauppalehti that the phone was just three months old, and that he at first thought the burning phone was a cigarette lighter. He doesn't appear to have been injured, but judging from the photo published by the Finnish news site, the phone wasn't so lucky.


Check the video out below. Do you think it's real or fake? Let us know in the comments!

(via Electric Pig)

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  • victorintelr
    I guess that iPhone had too much magic.... :/
  • The Greater Good
    It's a feature.
  • tirvon
    Allegedly. That word says it all. Still, L O L.
  • mt2e
    Looks real to me
  • bb33
    He was holding it wrong....
  • apple said: did you jailbreak it?
    customer said: it is made in china?
    PC user find the answer. is because apple is not safe.
  • ricardok
    Seems fine to me, real..
  • Zeppelingcdm
    Well if you don't have an iPhone, you probably still have leg hair...
  • beaz1282
    That camera is a bit shaky to be mounted to the wall AND I love how this "happened" exactly when he got in the cameras field of view.
  • mgolus
    The photo is only of the screen portion of the iPhone (notice how you can see part of his hand through the hole where the home button would normally be). Why would he bother to rip the phone apart and take a picture of just part of it after the fact? Seems fishy to me...