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iPhone 7 Explodes In Car While Owner Surfs

OK, iPhone users. You've had your fun, but it's time to stop making fun of Galaxy phones... especially after a man's iPhone 7 nearly killed him.

That man is Australian surf instructor Mat Jones, who returned from a run on the waves to find his SUV in shambles.

Jones told Sydney broadcaster 7 News,

As I looked into my car, you could not see inside the car. Like, all the windows were just black. Pretty much just like a big heat wave came out of the car.

Photos taken after the incident show the extent of damage to the car.

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The surfer told 7 News that he left his phone inside his pants, which sat in his car.

The odd part? Mat had just purchased the phone a week before, and he insists he hadn't dropped it or used a foreign charger: the practices thought to be damaging for iPhones.

However, Apple warns users that phones should not be left in cars.

The company's support page states,

Use iOS devices where the ambient temperature is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F). Low- or high-temperature conditions might cause the device to change its behavior to regulate its temperature... Store the device where the temperature is between -20º and 45º C (-4º to 113º F). Don't leave the device in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.

Nevertheless, according to multiple reports in Australia, Apple is still investigating the matter.

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Usually, the exploding phone space is reserved for Samsung's Galaxy phones. In fact, airlines left and right have been banning Galaxy phones from being carried onto planes. Amtrak made the same move just this week.

The situation is so bad, Samsung has been forced to recall over a million of its Galaxy Note phones. Now, however, the iPhone 7 is slowly being thrust into the very same conversation.

So, yeah: You just might want to avoid getting that upgrade.

Citations: The Intertia, BGR