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Comment Re:It's scary that they can't figure out the cause (Score 1) 145

> . It's probably only a matter of time before Apple, LG, or some other manufacturer has a similar problem, and also can't figure it out because of the total destruction involved.

Apple already does; their response is that third-party USB chargers are to blame.
Which of course is false, since USB chargers' job is to provide 5VDC (aside from QC which can provide higher voltages at request of the device), that's all; the USB charger will keep supplying 5VDC as long as it is connected. It is the device's job to monitor the battery's voltage and cut off current to the battery pack when the target voltage is reached... and if there is an incoming overvoltage, it's also the device's job to stop accepting power.

This has been an ongoing problem since the iPhone 4, but since Apple is Apple, they get a free pass on it.

Comment Re:Sad (Score 1) 251

This has been occurring with every iPhone model since the iPhone 4 up to and including the iPhone 7, and Apple's stance is to blame the third-party USB chargers, completely ignoring the fact that all USB chargers do is provide 5VDC (or up to 9VDC for most QC chargers or higher for Class B QC 3.0 chargers) and it is up to the USB charger to cut off current to the battery pack when the target voltage is reached.

Apple loves to blame their users, third-party devices, or anything else that they can and Apple fanbois never call them out on it.
Antennagate? "You're holding it wrong."
Firegate? "Don't use third-party USB chargers."
Bendgate? "Don't put your phone in your pocket" (despite that Samsung phones are thinner and do not exhibit this problem - although putting your cellphone in your back pocket is moronic to begin with; you are begging to be pickpocketed)

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