As an IPhone user, I am generally happy (with the exception of a tendency for the phone to dial people on its own). It does have some cool apps. The EU, however, is more concerning over whether it is apt to explode.
While Apple insists that these are “isolated incidents,” the EU is investigating various cases of IPhone shattering or exploding.
To make matters worse, television station KIRO says that it found an “alarming” number of such cases but that Apple has been obstructing its efforts to get access to documents. At a minimum, Apple should guarantee customers total transparency and drop any opposition to such review by the media. It sounds like lawyers are worried about product liability lawsuits for design or manufacturing defects as well as warning defects.
KIRO is reporting an estimated “15 burn and fire-related incidents blamed by iPod owners on their iPods.” Perhaps Apple focus on avoiding new baby-shaking games and opt for some cool document retrieval apps. (It is far better than those first-degree burn apps).
This news of IPhone fires follows the release of this disturbing video of IPhones being used by enraged drivers in traffic shootings: