There are some interesting new features for Apple users installing iOS 12.1 – the new emoji, FaceTime group, an improved AI camera, but the fiery iPhone is not one of them.
Unfortunately, for one owner of the iPhone X in the US, his device, worth 1,100 euros, "hot and exploded" shortly after he switched to a new operating system.
Rachel Mohamed told Gadget 360 that he used the phone “normally” because she bought it in January and that he decided to charge it using Apple's standard USB-C adapter when installing iOS 12.1.
When he disconnected it and tried to pick it up later, it was so hot that he immediately threw it out, and then began to emit smoke.
“Dark gray smoke began to flow from the telephone,” he said. "The update was completed, and as soon as the phone turned on, he started smoking and caught fire."
Mohamed reported this to Apple by posting several photos of the damaged phone on Twitter. The rear window panel seems to be broken, while the front display looks imprinted on the images.
"This is definitely not the expected behavior," Apple said on Twitter. "Appease us so that we can learn it with you."
Although the iPhone X did not have widespread problems with overheating, such cases as Mohamed are far from unusual.
Seven people were supposed to get medical help after the iPhone 6S battery overheated at the Apple Store in Zurich, Switzerland, earlier this year, and the iPhone 7 Plus also reportedly exploded after it was removed from its charger. .
And the rival Apple Samsung was removed with a snap or two in 2016, when several batteries in Galaxy Note 7 devices exploded, causing the company to recall all the phones at a price of $ 19 billion (16.7 billion euros).