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iPhone Nearly Catches Fire While on an Airplane

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soo-nah-mee

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Well it would definitely make my wife happy if her new iPhone4S bursts into flames. She hates the thing and would love to go back to a WP7 phone.
 

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This makes me wonder how they keep people from packing bombs onto a plane in the shape of a smartphone. Someone could make a bomb that looked and worked like a smartphone. Will anyone scan the insides or have a bomb dog sniff it? I haven't been to the airport in a long while, but it makes you wonder...
 

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[citation][nom]soo-nah-mee[/nom]Well it would definitely make my wife happy if her new iPhone4S bursts into flames. She hates the thing and would love to go back to a WP7 phone.[/citation]
Perhaps you should tell her to be careful what she wishes for? :)
 

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[citation][nom]wardler[/nom]This makes me wonder how they keep people from packing bombs onto a plane in the shape of a smartphone. Someone could make a bomb that looked and worked like a smartphone. Will anyone scan the insides or have a bomb dog sniff it? I haven't been to the airport in a long while, but it makes you wonder...[/citation]
Well nowadays you need to put all your possessions to box that goes to x-ray.
 

NuclearShadow

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Anyone else get the feeling that Apple will void the warranty due to extinguishing your iPhone is not covered?

[citation][nom]wardler[/nom]This makes me wonder how they keep people from packing bombs onto a plane in the shape of a smartphone. Someone could make a bomb that looked and worked like a smartphone. Will anyone scan the insides or have a bomb dog sniff it? I haven't been to the airport in a long while, but it makes you wonder...[/citation]

This would not be a easy task and would require much more skill than the sloppy terrorists methods used today. It would also be hard to pack enough punch to cause a worth while amount of damage in such a small case. Then there is the fact that obviously the phone would not be operational itself and would not be capable of detonation on its own. I certainly wouldn't worry about it.
 

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This makes me wonder how they keep people from packing bombs onto a plane in the shape of a smartphone.
If terrorists wanted a bomb in a plane, they could do it in myriads of ways. Either terrorists are stupid, or they are sitting back and waiting for America to sink on its own.
 
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