It's Simple People: Don't Sit On Your Phone. Or do it and end up being an Ohio man who claims his three-week-old iPhone XS Max exploded and set his rear fire.
The man, who just wants to become known as J. Hillard, told iDrop News that he noticed a strange smell coming from the phone in his back pants pocket, followed by heat and a burning sensation on the skin. "Left no other choice, I had to leave the room since there was a woman in the break room with me and remove my pants," Hillard told iDrop News. "I ran to the boardroom where I got my shoes and pants off as soon as possible. A CEO of our company put out the fire with a fire extinguisher because he heard me shouting."
Although it is reasonable to say that "expensive smartphones shouldn't explode, you should also learn from Hillard's example and not sit on the phone. These batteries are sensitive to overheating, the buttocks are warm, and sitting on them can exert pressure that is not good for the battery. Hillard isn't even the first guy to handle a phone that explodes on his butt. It's this student if the phone blew up in the gym class and this Seattle man. What do they all have in common? They are men who put their phones in their back pockets.
Who brings us to realize the one thing women's jeans are good for: You can hold a smartphone in a back pocket and not end up sitting on it. Women's back jean pockets are as high as being on the back, rather than actually buttocks. While men boast large front and back pockets in their pants, women's jeans generally have only two useful in the back. (The front ones are glorified denim mittens that you can only hold on three fingers, break deep in.)
And even though we wished, women could not hold these increasingly ginormous phones in the front pocket. They are so shallow, phones just slip out and clap on the floor while sitting. This practical visual of The Pudding shows just how only 40 percent of women's pockets can fit an iPhone X while 100 percent of men's pockets can. The number falls to 20 percent for Samsung Galaxy, and only 5 percent for Google Pixel.
So really, this PSA is for men. Make use of the spacious front pockets. Stop putting phones in your back pocket, unless you want your VP company to extinguish your blazing bumps. Or, you know, invest in this very fetching phone case.