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http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/...nius+Report%29

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One of our very close AT&T sources just sent us in these images. Yes, it’s a fried iPhone 4. Apparently a customer brought the phone into the store to try and get help with it, although it’s pretty evident that the phone is unrepairable. It’s the first time our guy has seen this happen (us too), but the brand new iPhone 4 caught on fire while being hooked up to a computer using the Apple USB cable that accompanied the device. The customer wanted to exchange the iPhone — obviously — for a new, non-charred unit however the AT&T store in question was out of stock. An Apple Store did confirm to our AT&T connection that this did appear to be a defective USB port and not some sort of user error. Our source went onto say that the phone bezel was extremely hot (obviously), and it slightly burned the customers hand. The USB port in the phone was slightly melted and the cord was badly melted (as is apparent in the pictures). Hopefully this is the only time we see our beloved iPhones meet a fiery death. We’ve got one more picture for you after the break.
Great job Apple, because literally burning the FLESH of your customers is a great way to drum up business!
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Doesn't look like it would do you any real harm.. This has happened to so many devices, just because theres one report of a melting cable does it make it news? I doubt it's "literally burning the FLESH of your customers"

"Use the article title. Oh, and one example is not a trend." - Urufu_Shinjiro

Try selling 1.7 million units (of any product) in three days and have every single one of them work as they were supposed to be built. All factories have a margin of error that they are constantly trying to beat. There are going to be lemons (and possibly dangerous ones).

Unless this becomes a pattern, then I don't think it's something to worry about. -foslock
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One time when I was reinstalling my motherboard I hooked up the front panel USB header to the firewire header (25v) accidentally. Camera went poof.
    
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New feature? Improvement over previous models where you needed a lighter app at concerts. stolen from bgr yeahhh
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New feature? Improvement of the 3GS where you needed a lighter app at concerts. stolen from bgr yeahhh
Of course!
Let the Macbooks burn your genitals and the Iphone burn your hands!

http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/19/w...s-on-your-lap/
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Use the article title. Oh, and one example is not a trend.
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Try selling 1.7 million units (of any product) in three days and have every single one of them work as they were supposed to be built. All factories have a margin of error that they are constantly trying to beat. There are going to be lemons (and possibly dangerous ones).

Unless this becomes a pattern, then I don't think it's something to worry about.
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To be fair there's a lot of them out there, but can't say many weren't waiting for the first story.

If I was the owner I'd probably take pics of it myself and ask Apple for a new one + perks. Worth a try. And then if all else fails, go the normal route.
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Use the article title. Oh, and one example is not a trend.
But it does rile up the haters quite easily.. and really, that is the point of this thread
     
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