Leading smartphone makers can’t just stop copying each other. From designs to technologies to whatever, Samsung is known for being an Apple copycat. Apple too has aped plenty of it’s iPhone features from Android and it probably never would have made iPhones with large displays if Samsung had not paved the way.
Things are getting even farther with these two rival companies. If you can recall the news that headlines around the world about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 exploding. Apple was quite jealous that the widespread explosion of the Galaxy Note 7 is stealing some of iPhone 7’s airtime and is like to have copied that too.
On Wednesday, a Reddit user with name “kroopthesnoop” posted an image of a matte black iPhone 7 Plus that certainly looks like it exploded. Unlike Samsung’s somewhat widespread Galaxy Note 7 problem that was due to a battery defect, however, this iPhone exploded while in transit, according to the phone’s owner. When he received the iPhone he ordered and took it out of the box, this is what he found.
Details are scarce for the time being. “Something happened between the factory and delivery,” is all the phone’s owner had to say in his thread on Reddit. Apple hasn’t commented publicly and neither has UPS, but one or both companies will likely have to investigate the matter when the phone’s owner contacts Apple for a replacement but the Reddit user said that Apple will work with AT&T to issue a replacement handset.
For now we know Samsung is doing a worldwide replacement of the Galaxy Note 7. Customers who have bought theirs in it’s early days are given an option to get their Note 7’s replaced for a new one. Various airlines including those in Nigeria have also given guidelines on the use of the Galaxy Note 7 as Samsung struggles to convince all owners of the handset to return their device for replacement.