What is seeming to be a never ending saga of turmoil and tribulation, continues with an iPhone 4 recently catching on fire when connected to a computer via Apple’s USB cord. The owner somehow also managed to get burned, according to reports on the BGR website.
Apple did confirm to our AT&T connection that this did appear to be a defective USB port and not some sort of user error. Our source went onto say that the phone bezel was extremely hot (obviously), and it slightly burned the customers hand. The USB port in the phone was slightly melted and the cord was badly melted (as is apparent in the pictures).
It appears that a defective USB power port caused the fire, and should not be a widespread concern at the moment for other iPhone 4 owners; it shouldn’t be added to the list of continuing iPhone 4 defects, yet.[Gizmodo via BGR]