Video footage of an iPhone allegedly exploding in a young man's pocket has been posted online.
17-year-old Henri Helminen is seen pulling out the violently smoking device from his pocket and throwing it on the floor, in security tape footage acquired by Finnish news site Kauppalehti.
"The phone was working perfectly" beforehand, Helminen told Kauppalehti. The unidentified iPhone model was bought no more than three months ago was destroyed in the fiery incident, he added.
Apple did not respond to request for comment on Wednesday.
Authenticating the video is nigh on impossible. However, it's not the first time iPhone users have reported their shiny rectangles self-immolating.
In 2011, one Australian airline reported an iPhone 4 glowing red and emitting thick smoke as a plane landed in Sydney, according to The Telegraph. The case was referred to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) for investiga... [Read more]