IPhone explodes in Las Vegas fix shop

The man can be seen in the clip seated at the far right side of the table where the smartphone is resting just moments before it combusts

Most notably perhaps, reports of battery fires forced Samsung to recall the Galaxy Note 7 globally.

"Over time the batteries heat up and bloat", Tartaglio said.

13 Action News recently obtained video showing an iPhone exploding on a desk at a Las Vegas phone store while an employee sat just a couple feet away. This of course happens from time to time, but there's something special about this particular incident: It was captured on video.

We've seen batteries balloon in the past in iPhones and other smartphones, and again, it's nearly always due to damage resulting from an impact of some kind.

CBS reported the phone's owner brought it in because the screen was cracked, which can be a sign of an overheated battery.

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He has seen a phone explode before but "It takes a lot for it to explode".

Local phone repairer Paul Tataglio told 13 Action News temperatures in Las Vegas- which can rise above 40C in summer- could potentially be to blame for the explosion.

The employee quickly jumped up to get help as the phone burned itself out on the desk in less than 20 seconds.

The man seen in the video is an employee of the fix business, according tot he report. They cannot. If a battery is already damaged or defective, extreme heat can certainly lead to an explosion.

The KTNV video of this iPhone explosion can be seen below.

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