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France appears to have been struck by a barrage of incendiary iPhones - and the country's official consumer affairs organisation is to investigate the matter. According to local news agency AFP, six new cases of exploding Apple handsets have come to light this week in addition to two previous incidents reported earlier this …

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Lisson vary kirfully, I shall say zees only wence

Since this is all happening in France, could it be that the French are getting their iPhones too close the the British sheep that they're setting on fire.

(Where's the Officer Crabtree icon when you need it?)

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Vive la France!

Is there anything an iPhone can't do, even injuring. French men now

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Cracking == Immolation ??

Title mentions flaming, article mostly about screens cracking? Not really the same.

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Awaiting obvious defense..

.. but we sold millions, and it only happens to a few..

Sure, given the number of flight movements the occasional unexplained crash isn't that big a deal.

Something is wrong, so go after it. If you need a reason: maybe this is a resident problem and these people are simply the first to experience it. Bloody bad timing, was just about to go and get a 3GS. Oh well, it saves me money :-).

I'would be incensed if my phone was..

Mine's the one with smoke coming out of the pocket..

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Surely the screen cracked

when it fell from them surrendering?

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Crack your screen?

Well, there's an app for that!

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Perfect story...

I can't stand the iPhone, and I don't like the French.

BTW, did they ever get the waving white flag app approved?

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Bah!

It's official! It's a "spate"!

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I have sympathy for my snail eating brothers. I love going to Paris.

They have this popular saying:

Demokracy?

Never heard of it!

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X-(French)Men

"I took it out of my pocket and held it to my ear - and saw the screen crack up like a car windscreen,"

I wonder if thats giving Cyclops a few sleepless nights.

PH cause she knows all about cracks.

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White Flag?

Hmmm to the AC at 17:31 GMT - is that the same white flag you yanks are gonna fly when you retreat from Iraq? Why is it that Americans are always giving other armies of the world such slack when your army can't even defeat a bunch of mountain boys that live in caves? It annoys the hell out of me to be honest.

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@ Fred Flintstone

Just for you Fred:

Dont you know that 0.0004166667% of all the 1.2 MILLION iPhones in France have EXPLODED

Any other manufacturer would have shut up shop over failure rates like that, nokia and Sony Ericsson for example have a 100% success rate, no dodgy phones EVER

Apple are EVIL!

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There's no app for that

Funnily (?) enough, there isn't an app for that - the developer T&C for the App Store expressly forbid any graphical effect that looks like the screen cracking.

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@Richard Drysdall

No, but if you buy the book Beginning iPhone Programming (IIRC) by Dave Mark, there's code in there for a shake-to-break-the-screen iPhone app.

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Want a Darwin Award? Buy an iPhone.

And then when it malfunctions, hold it up to your ear???????!

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