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#204534 5-Oct-2016 21:19
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Samsung NZ advised me via Twitter that sales in NZ will resume on 17 October.






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  #1646357 6-Oct-2016 08:43
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I wouldn't be so sure surprised

 

http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/5/13175000/samsung-galaxy-note-7-fire-replacement-plane-battery-southwest

 

Southwest Airlines flight 944 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated this morning while still at the gate because of a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. All passengers and crew exited the plane via the main cabin door and no injuries were reported, a Southwest Airlines spokesperson told The Verge.

 

More worryingly, the phone in question was a replacement Galaxy Note 7, one that was deemed to be safe by Samsung. The Verge spoke to Brian Green, owner of the Note 7, on the phone earlier today and he confirmed that he had picked up the new phone at an AT&T store on September 21st. A photograph of the box shows the black square symbol that indicates a replacement Note 7 and Green said it had a green battery icon.


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  #1646360 6-Oct-2016 08:46
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Well, Apple owners best watch out because the 'new' batteries are made by the same company that makes the new iPhone's batteries...!






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  #1646362 6-Oct-2016 08:49
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Geektastic:

 

Well, Apple owners best watch out because the 'new' batteries are made by the same company that makes the new iPhone's batteries...!

 

 

Which means it's likely a design flaw in the Note 7 (considering there have been no mass explosions of iPhone 7s to date).




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  #1646376 6-Oct-2016 09:19
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Benjip:

 

Geektastic:

 

Well, Apple owners best watch out because the 'new' batteries are made by the same company that makes the new iPhone's batteries...!

 

 

Which means it's likely a design flaw in the Note 7 (considering there have been no mass explosions of iPhone 7s to date).

 

 

Or that in this instance it is because the phone was damaged somehow and that has not been reported. I've seen (for instance) iPhone drop tests where the phone spontaneously catches fire because the battery integrity is compromised in the drops.

 

LiIon batteries are dangerous chemistry - FAA figures (according to several news reports) show that in fact more iPhones have caught fire on planes than Note 7's....!






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  #1646393 6-Oct-2016 09:33
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

Or that in this instance it is because the phone was damaged somehow and that has not been reported. I've seen (for instance) iPhone drop tests where the phone spontaneously catches fire because the battery integrity is compromised in the drops.

 

LiIon batteries are dangerous chemistry - FAA figures (according to several news reports) show that in fact more iPhones have caught fire on planes than Note 7's....!

 

 

I would hope so, considering Apple have sold over 1 billion iPhones (http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2016/07/apple-celebrates-one-billion-iphones.html). How many Note 7s have been sold and how many have caught fire?


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