Do iPhones really do this?

Comments

  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    December 1, 2011

    The animation sure does add so much to the story, doesn’t it? I doubt I would understand the words without it.

  2. #2 Stephenk
    December 1, 2011

    The inflight one got squashed by the seat adjust mechanism…

    http://www.pprune.org/dg-p-reporting-points/470335-spontaneously-combusting-iphone-rex-flight-last-friday.html

    so, not like the animation shows. ie sitting on the tray table and catching fire “for no reason”.

  3. #3 Katkinkate
    December 4, 2011

    How long has the news been animated? I don’t think I like this development. People remember pictures better than just words and I don’t trust whoever is choosing the pictures. There is too much interpretation and speculation being presented as news already without someone turning it into an action movie.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    December 4, 2011

    Katkinkate: This is an interesting project that seems to have started a few weeks ago. It is from Japan. I have mixed feelings about it myself, and frankly I was hoping that my posting them now and then would elicit more comments about the medium rather than the message. So thanks for your comment about the medium!