2018 hasn’t started off on a good note for the Cupertino giant. In fact, it’s all bad.
Reports are emerging that an iPhone exploded inside an Apple Store in Zurich, Switzerland, which led to 50 people to evacuate from it due to smoke hazard.
That’s right, an iPhone caught fire — an iPhone, not a Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Zurich police has since confirmed the incident, which took place as a repair worker was removing the iPhone’s battery, which overheated and burned his hand, according to Reuters.
“At the same time, there was a slight build-up of smoke, which led to around 50 customers and employees having to leave the business temporarily,” a statement by Zurich police confirmed.
Apple didn’t immediately comment on the incident in which seven people had to receive medical treatment but weren’t necessarily hospitalized. Forensic specialists were examining what caused the incident, police said.
Apple didn’t have a great ending to last year, facing multiple class action lawsuits for slowing down iPhones with older batteries. Let’s hope this iPhone catching fire incident was a stray one.