According to 9to5mac, Robert De Rose of Melbourne, Australia has sued Apple after his iPhone X exploded in his pocket. The user went to court because Apple did not respond to his complaint in any way.
Robert De Rose said that he was sitting at his desk when he heard a hiss in his pocket and felt pain in his leg.
“I heard a faint pop sound, followed by a fizz and then I felt intense pain on my right leg, so I immediately jumped up and realized it was my phone,” he told 7NEWS.
He pulled his iPhone X from his pocket, which was just over a year old, to find black smoke coming out of it.
His thigh received second-degree burns. He contacted Apple several times about this, but never got a response.
De Rose went to Carbone Lawyers’ legal form, which helped to file a lawsuit against Apple. The firm also represents another Melbourne man who claims his Apple Watch exploded and caused burns on his arm.
Apple later responded that the company attaches great importance to customer safety issues and is investigating both claims.
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Apple finally defeated Samsung in the global smartphone market
Apple overtook Samsung to become the world’s leading smartphone brand amid record sales of iPhone smartphones. The company showed a huge jump in the last quarter of last year, while Huawei‘s position weakened greatly.
According to Counterpoint Research, shipments of iPhone smartphones increased 22% in the previous quarter. The surge is driven by the release of the iPhone 12 lineup, which supports fifth-generation networks. Also, sales of previous models did not fall, the demand for which is stable after the price decline.
The company has shipped 90 million smartphones and has more than 23% market share. Analysts note that Apple has strengthened its position in the premium segment of smartphones in China. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, two of the top three selling premium smartphones in China are from Apple.
The second place in the quarter belongs to Samsung, which received about 19% of the market. The third place went to Xiaomi, followed by Oppo and Vivo, which took the fourth and fifth places, respectively. Huawei dropped to 6th place.
If we consider the results for the year, then Samsung is in the lead, Apple is second, Huawei is third, followed by Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Realme. The latter was the fastest growing brand in the past year.
Counterpoint Research’s data is broadly consistent with estimates by another analyst firm, IDC, which we have already published.