a fire broke out on a farm, an iPhone would be involved

a fire broke out on a farm, an iPhone would be involved

A Canadian couple accuses the iPhone of having unleashed the fire that destroyed their farm in 2016. By way of damages, they claim up to $ 600,000 from Apple. As reported by our colleagues at CTV Vancouver, negotiations are currently at a standstill between the couple's insurance company, which owns the offending iPhone, and Apple, who wants to examine the iPhone before making a payment.
In July 2016, Cathy Finley acquired an iPhone 6. In October 2016, she lets the smartphone recharge on her leather chair time to go feed her goats. "I left for 20 minutes," says Cathy. "When I came out of the goat field, I saw smoke coming out of our house," she recalls. The firefighters took a full hour to put out the fire but the damage was done: the farm of the couple went up in smoke.
Apple: a couple accuses the iPhone of setting fire to their farm and claims 600 000 dollars
For Ian Finley, the husband of Cathy, there is no doubt that it is the iPhone that started the fire. "It was clear that something went wrong with the phone and set the sofa on fire and the rest of the house," he explains. The couple has already received $ 600,000 from their insurance company. Ruined, Ian and Cathy Finley expect the same amount from Apple to start from scratch and invest in a new farm. "Apple reassured us that they would do things right," says Cathy. "There are now 16-17 months of that and they still have not done anything …" laments the young woman. Before compensating the couple, Apple wants to examine the iPhone by itself. And that's the problem: the insurance company, which owns the iPhone, refuses to give it to Apple. "Apple wants to get their hands on the smartphone My insurance company is also trying to protect their interests," says Ian Finley.
For the record, this is not the first time that an iPhone 6 is accused of having caught fire during its charge. In 2014, an iPhone 6 Plus caught fire in full charge. Two years later, an iPhone 6 ignited on a plane. And last year, an iPhone 6 Plus exploded in the middle of the night. The various facts of this kind are not lacking. To reduce the risk, opt for an official charger and do not leave your smartphone in charge on a flammable surface.

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