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Apple to probe exploding iPhone reports

Apple to probe exploding iPhone reports

Apple is to launch an investigation into malfunctioning iPhones, following reports that certain handsets have been exploding.

The Cupertino-based iPhone 3G S manufacturer is to commence looking into the alleged incidents upon receipt of the faulty handsets, according to a spokesperson for the European Commission (EC).

The EC has asked Apple to share any information accruing from the probe and has requested that all member states report any new incidents.

Helen Kearns of the EC told the Reuters news agency: "Apple have come back to us ... and what they've said to us is that they consider these are isolated incidents. They don't consider that there's a general problem.

"They're trying to get more information on the specific details of those [reported] incidents and they will do tests as necessary to investigate the possible cause."

Apple has acknowledged the problem in an official statement but will not comment further on matters until it is in possession of the iPhones involved in the incidents.

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