When a company’s shiny new product has the potential to set the world on fire, it usually means a big party and lots of congratulatory speeches. Unless, of course, the product happens to be a Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phone has given a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘sales are booming’, as reports trickle in of the Note 7 exploding while being charged.
The situation is bad enough that airlines and civil aviation authorities have started taking notice — the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), for example, has banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from being used, charged or carried in luggage on board UAE carriers. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that Samsung lost $22 billion (approximately Dh80 billion) of market value in just two days, as investors factor in the repercussions from the Note 7 bans and the global recall.
However, as expected, the Twitterati have made their fiery presence felt, and proven yet again that they are not the type to sit back, sip on their colas and let the Note 7 controversy, well, blow over.
As it turns out, using it underwater is the only safe way to use a Galaxy Note 7. pic.twitter.com/CXW81TvAaI
— Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) September 2, 2016
— SYED FAYYAZ ALI (@IamTeamIK) September 7, 2016
— MARCIANOTECH ⛄🎅 (@MARCIANOPHONE) September 3, 2016
Gonna run a long benchmark overnight on the Note 7… Gotta stay safe 😂 pic.twitter.com/fBnQB1dMz7
— Tachyon Gun (@TachyonGun) September 7, 2016
Read a Note 7 recall due to them catching fire while charging. I've left mine plugged in 24/7 hoping to burn house down to avoid mopping.
— tony (@redskins4416051) September 4, 2016
— Saleh•M•Busalha (@SalehBusalha) September 2, 2016
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) September 4, 2016
Status of the Note 7. pic.twitter.com/ZxXAnRHFQt
— Edgar Oganesyan (@Ed_TechSource) September 7, 2016
— RobboKop (@RobboKop26) September 2, 2016
— Richard Cranium (@LIGHT_SP33D) September 2, 2016
The pyrotechnics team place the Galaxy Note 7 which was used to ignite the Great Fire of London anniversary display pic.twitter.com/c5nVRuRIWi
— Mockeree (@mockeree) September 5, 2016
So if a Note 7 explodes at the iPhone 7 event while Tim Cook is clowning on exploding Note 7s…peak everything?
— Droid Life (@droid_life) September 7, 2016
August – Galaxy note 7 sales are exploding.
September – Galaxy note 7 are exploding.
— Mother Of Sarcasm (@SarcasmMother) September 3, 2016
And by “competition heats up” are you referring to the Galaxy Note 7 literally setting itself on fire? pic.twitter.com/upaLrAVJCR
— John R. Kirk (@JohnKirk) September 6, 2016
— 9GAG (@9GAG) September 11, 2016
— Christopher Sardegna (@rxcs) September 11, 2016
Who carried a Samsung Note 7 into Mombasa central police station??
— M I K E (@omac_) September 11, 2016
In case you're wondering where your recalled Note 7 is going pic.twitter.com/5J6anih3b1
— Alex Dobie (@alexdobie) September 10, 2016
Courage is not removing the 3.5mm headphone jack, but it is Bypassing the security at the Airport & flying with a Note 7.
— Amit Bhawani (@amitbhawani) September 10, 2016
If my Note 7 blows up next to my head, someone delete my browser history.
— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) September 10, 2016
— Max Palas (@maxpalas) September 10, 2016
Between the iPhone 7 unveiling and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding, this is gonna be my next cellphone: pic.twitter.com/B7Lba7Gua2
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) September 9, 2016
If you’re disappointed that you didn’t get an iPhone 7, I heard there’s a fire sale on the Note7.
— Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) September 9, 2016
Custom Note 7 Always On Display! BOOM shakalaka pic.twitter.com/fT8DAmF5AG
— Max Lee (@zedomax) September 9, 2016
.@SamsungMobile Remind me again how that whole exploding Galaxy Note 7 thing is going because…
…I don’t recall.
— ᴺᴼᵀ Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) September 8, 2016