Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a second-hand iPhone explodes in a hairdresser’s hands with such force it singes his eyebrows and facial hair.
The owner, surnamed Hu, says his iPhone 6 Plus appeared to be malfunctioning moments before the accident on 17th January.
Footage from his hair salon in Jinhua City in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province shows him looking at his faulty Apple phone when it suddenly blows up in his hands.
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The fireball singes his face, and he quickly springs up and turns away, while also dropping the pieces of the broke iPhone onto the floor.
The second-hand phone was purchased for 1,300 RMB (145 GBP) from a friend’s mobile phone shop in August 2018, Hu revealed.
“I was scared completely witless,” he said, adding “I had no idea what had happened.”
He said: “I couldn’t even see properly after the explosion. My eyebrows and eyelashes were all singed, and my hair too.”
The salon owner redid his hair and gave himself new eyebrows by going for microblading treatment. Doctors at a local hospital confirmed, to his relief, that he suffered no serious injuries to his eyes.
All that remains of the phone is its screen and metal casing. The battery has been completely destroyed, Hu says.
He is still trying to get to the bottom of why the phone exploded and is awaiting the results of an ongoing investigation by Apple’s China representatives.
Hu’s friend who sold him the phone admitted to local media that the device had been repaired in the past, but he could not confirm whether it had contained the original Apple battery.