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IPhone Expels Smoke, Glows on Australia Flight

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 12:31 PM

 

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Apple's iPhone is the world's hottest smartphone — and one iPhone appears to be the hottest of the bunch as it spontaneously began smoking on an airplane in Australia.

Regional Australian airline Regional Express described the "mobile phone self combustion" in a statement, saying an iPhone belonging to a passenger started glowing red and expelling a "significant amount of dense smoke" after a flight from Lismore, Australia, landed in Sydney on Friday.

A photo accompanying the statement showed the shattered, warped back of the black iPhone 4.

A flight attendant extinguished the glow and nobody on the plane was hurt, the airline said. Regional Express reported the incident to authorities in Australia.

Apple said it will cooperate with any investigation.

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