We all know Apple's iPhone is one of the hottest products on the smartphone market -- but for a few unlucky owners, they've also been alarmingly mean and, at times, even explosive.
What's more, the iPhone 4's virtual personal assistant Siri has been accused of alienating users by reportedly refusing to locate abortion clinics when commanded.
In one such instance, HuffPost UK Tech reported on a U.S.-based man who asked Siri to "Find abortion clinics." In response, the iPhone 4S replied, "I don't see any abortion clinics. Sorry about that."
According to the report the man then allegedly asked Siri "Why are you anti-abortion?" The app responded, "I am what I am."
Of course, it's worth keeping in mind that the iPhone also has a humorous side. Remember Sh*t Siri Says?
Some of them are pretty hilarious.
iPhone owner Ayla Paulo Mota got unwelcome surprise when his iPhone 4 began emitting smoke and sparking inches from his face. Although he was unharmed, Mota described the scary scenario to Portuguese language blog TechTudo, translated by HuffPost UK. "At dawn, I woke up seconds before witnessing the burning of my iPhone when I saw a lot of sparks and black smoke out of the cell," he said, according to TechTudo. "My room was full with an unbearable smell of smoke! At that moment, I turned off the power switch in the room to remove the phone from the outlet.
In 2009, CBS reported a teenager in France was hit in the eye with a glass splinter after his girlfriend's iPhone exploded. The teen's report as well as footage of the phone can be viewed in the video above.
Last year, the Associated Press reported an iPhone belonging to a passenger on a flight from Lismore, Australia began emitting a "significant" amount of smoke and giving off a red glow. A flight attendent reportedly extinguished the smoking and nobody was harmed.
Technology blog BetaBeat reported a man named Kevin suffered 2nd degree burns after he spilled water on it in his pocket. "I spilled water on my leg & my iPhone was in my pocket," Kevin wrote to the blog. "It short circuited and burnt my leg with second-degree burns...in the shape of the iPhone buttons on the side. True story." For proof, Kevin provided the blog with photos. Allegedly, when we followed up with Apple to figure out what that happened, they claimed he must have tampered with the phone, which caused it to short circuit and burn him when it came into contact with water. According to the blog, Kevin denied the accusations.
Back in December, the Sun reported the iPhone 4's personal assistant, Siri, answered 12-year-old Charlie Le Quesne's question "How many people are there in the world?" with "Shut the f--- up, you ugly t---." According to the paper, the store believes a group of "pranksters" are to blame.