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While we have heard stories of phones catching on fire and exploding, safe to say that it was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s widespread debacle last year that more users are paranoid when their phones start to get a bit hot. Now thanks to a new video surfacing, we wouldn’t be surprised if iPhone 7 Plus users start getting a bit worried.

In a video uploaded by Twitter user Bree, it shows a video of her iPhone 7 Plus alleged catching on fire. As you can see in the video below, it shows how the back of the phone had already expanded and you can see how much smoke is pouring out from the device. Bree later uploaded a couple of new photos which shows how burnt and melted the back of the phone was following the incident.

Now before iPhone owners start to panic, it is unclear as to what might have been the cause of the problem in the first place. Not to mention the iPhone 7 Plus has been in circulation for a while already and while we might have heard of a problem here and there, they don’t appear to be widespread.

Bree has since been in touch with Apple and has turned her phone over to them where they are conducting tests, with the results expected within a week. In a statement provided to Mashable, an Apple rep said that they are aware of the video and that “We are in touch with the customer and looking into it.”

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