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Exploding iPhone 7? Not Really

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Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) were trading lower Thursday after Barclays pulled the company from its Top Pick list, despite still rating it at an Outperform.

Related Link: Barclays Removes Apple As A "Top Pick"; Warns Global Smartphone Growth Recovery Could Be Pushed Out

While SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC KRW5000 (OTC: SSNLF) Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has been well noted, Apple may have an exploding phone on their hands as well with the iPhone 7.

A new thread from Reddit shows a picture (included below) of a iPhone user receiving an exploded brand new iPhone 7.

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One user hilariously commented on the situation, "Apple, always stealing features from Samsung," in a bid to liken the situation to that of Samsung's own overheating Galaxy Note 7s.

In a BGR article on the situation, author Zach Epstein commented, "Details are scarce for the time being. 'Something happened between the factory and delivery,' is all the phone's owner had to say [...] Apple hasn't commented publicly and neither has UPS, but one or both companies will likely have to investigate the matter when the phone's owner contacts Apple for a replacement."

At time of writing, Apple was down 1.76 percent on the day at $111.95.

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