Apple recently launched the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR smartphone running on the all-new iOS 12. While the devices came with a couple of serious issues out of the box, the iOS 12.1 update released a couple of weeks back solved them. Apple also released the iOS 12.1 update for all the compatible iPhones. Today, a new incident came into limelight after the Washington-based Rahel Mohamad posted the image of his exploded iPhone X.
The user has purchased the last-gen iPhone X in January 2018, which was the latest iPhone model back then. To update his iPhone X to the latest iOS 12.1, Mohamad put his device on charging as it is mandatory if the battery level is less than 45%. According to him, the device started emitting dark grey smoke and caught fire a few minutes later. Both the adapter and lighting cable involved in this incident are official accessories bundled within the retail box.
The device was said to be removed from the charger before it caught smoke. While Mohamad reached to out Apple, the company will be investigating the device once it is shipped to them. As of now, there are no other iPhone X incidents reported anywhere online. While we will be knowing the cause behind the explosion only after the successful investing by Apple, as we always say, we recommend users to use the original accessories. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!