Published: Tue, January 01, 2019
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Apple iPhone XS Max allegedly catches fire in owner’s trousers

Apple iPhone XS Max allegedly catches fire in owner’s trousers

The incident occurred on December 12 when Josh Hillard had the brand new iPhone XS Max lodged what he believed to be safely in his pocket.

Apple is aware of the incident but it appears that the owner is looking to pursue legal action against the company.

Hillard claimed that he noticed thick smoke coming from the iPhone XS Max and felt a "large amount of heat" as well as burnings on his skin.

"Left no other option, I had to exit the room since there was a female in the break room with me and remove my trousers". But this is just the latest bit of bad news for Apple's iPhone XS Max. An executive of the company later used the fire extinguisher to take out of the flames.

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"Once the phone was extinguished, I was left with a hole in my trousers, fire extinguisher on my pants/shoes, and some pain/irritation in my buttocks region where the pocket of my trousers was located", he added.

Despite having explained his situation and presented his melted iPhone XS Max, Hillard was met without any updates or personal service for approximately 40 minutes. Sadly, "after receiving this cold treatment with zero engagement from the team while waiting, I found a manager to locate the employee with my phone", claimed Hillard.

According to Hillard, he went to the Apple Store that night to tell Apple about his problem. To find out if your battery needs replacing, head to the Setting Battery and check the maximum capacity of the phone's battery in the new Battery Health section. Finally, he was offered a new phone but by this time, Hillard was too dissatisfied with Apple's response to accept the offer. The phone was barely a month old, so the incident can not be blamed on battery abuse. He also emailed them pictures of his damaged phone. Moreover, he wants to be compensated for the cost of his wireless service that he wasn't able to use while he was negotiating with the Cupertino giant.

According to a Wall Street Journal report in November, Apple cut production orders for all three iPhone models launched in September.

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