iPhone battery spontaneously melts and leaks acid onto owner’s hand but Apple refuse to replace it, New York woman claims
New York marketing executive claims her iPhone 4S battery melted this week oozing acid that destroyed her handset, but Apple are refusing to offer her any compensation.
Marketing manager Shibani Bhujle told Quartz.com the concerning meltdown occurred when the phone was turned off and sitting on her coffee table.
Despite her claims, Apple are refusing to replace the handset and have told her she needs to pay $200 for her insurance to provide a new phone.
The New Yorker’s iPhone 4S unexpectedly turned on in the incident and gave off a strong smell of burning, according to Bhujle.
‘Within a minute, there was a very strong smell—it smelled like something was burning,” she told Quartz.com. ‘I picked up my phone and it was very, very hot. It wouldn’t turn on. In the following minute. I couldn’t hold it because it was too hot to touch. I was panicking. I expected it to explode or something.’
This isn’t the first time Apple’s iPhone has suffered battery issues. Last year a man’s iPhone battery had caught fire while midair on a flight!