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Exploding iPhones Alarm Europe

Imagine the horror. You're talking on your iPhone, looking cool with the latest cutting-edge technology, when it suddenly explodes, sending shards of its touch screen into your face. At least two reports have surfaced in recent days of iPhones spontaneously exploding, and Apple is now investigating the claims. One 18-year-old said that his girlfriend's iPhone began "making a hissing sound before the screen suddenly shattered, sending broken pieces of glass flying in the air," one piece of which ended up in his eye. The boy's family now looks on their two remaining iPhones with great trepidation, and currently have them stowed away in "Plexiglas cases." Another Frenchman has stepped forward saying his iPhone also suddenly shattered, but that he emerged from the episode unscathed.