Apple Allowed to Inspect iPhone That Allegedly Exploded and Burned Owner’s Arm

At least one of Apple’s exploding iPhone nightmares is closer to coming to an end, as the company has won the right to inspect a device that allegedly burst into flames and burned the owner’s arm.

The Ontario Court of Appeal has decided not to change the ruling of a lower court that gave Apple the permission to analyze an iPhone 5 which owner Matthew Riddell claimed exploded and caused severe burns to his right hand.

Riddell, who was seeking $25,000 in damages, refused to allow Apple to examine the phone, but in November 2015, a small claims court ruled otherwise and offered the company the right for a thorough inspection.

The iPhone owner then moved to a higher court to block Apple from touching the iPhone, but the Divisional Court was again ruled in favor of Apple. The Court of Appeal was the man’s last chance to prevent Apple from inspecting the phone, but once again, he was ordered to… (read more)

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