Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sorry, I couldn't call you back, my #@%^&! iPhone EXPLODED!!
Something else to worry about.
Experts warn against exploding iPhones
Could your cell phone be a ticking time bomb? It may sound like a crazy experiment, but some smartphones are, in fact, suddenly exploding.
Electronics experts say this is happening especially with older iPhones, tablets and laptops. They say lithium batteries expand, because people overcharge them. They become too hot, take in too many charges, gets bigger and then pushes the phone's other components right out of the phone -- causing them to explode.
Luckily, experts say there is something you can do to protect yourself. They recommend not using generic chargers. When the battery is full, a good charger will cut off power. Cheaper chargers, on the other hand, may continue to push through voltage and potentially lead to an exploding electronic.