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IPhone battery exploded when man bites it to test

IPhone battery exploded when man bites it to test

Taiwan News reports that the security camera footage you see above was shot in China around January 19.

A man, for some reason, chose to bite a smartphone battery this past Friday. We can't stress enough that while no one was hurt in this incident, this was certainly not a good idea, and you must never try this. Miraculously it seems that despite the explosion, it was reported that the man suffered no injuries. However, these are not the only causes that can result in battery explosion incidents. There are better and less life-threatening ways to check the authenticity of your battery.

Lithium-ion batteries are, of course, known for not being the most stable things around. According to the site Digital Trends, there are three primary ways to trigger a smartphone battery malfunction: overheating, overcharging, and applying large amounts of pressure to the device. The shop doesn't appear to be an official Apple store, so some are assuming it was unlikely the iPhone was new. Technology analysts are unsure if the battery exploded because it was manufactured by a third-party company instead of Apple, or because the customer bit it.

We don't know if the battery blew up because it was fake, or because the man made a decision to sink his teeth into it - but if we had to guess, biting it probably played a part.

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