Making the claims via Twitter, Gus Pinto, who describes himself as an iOS, Mac and Android developer, tweeted that the iPhone’s charging cable ignited whilst in use, following an update to the developer code version of the recently announced iPhone and iPad operating system.
“My charging cable caught on fire while charging my iPhone 4 running iOS5,” the Florida-based developer tweeted at 12:53pm today.
A second tweet at 1:05pm revealed Pinto had longstanding concerns for his Apple handset following his adoption of the latest software update. He wrote: “scary stuff. I've been complaining my iPhone has been way too hot since I upgraded to iOS5...”
iOS 5 was officially unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in California last month with the new mobile operating system expected to land in September, alongside the mooted iPhone 5 with integrated Twitter accessibility.