Go plug in your iPhone, wait a few minutes and then take a big whiff over the headphone jack. Smell anything? Well, there are widespread reports in China that their phones smell like fruit. Seriously. Owners are stating that their Apple iPhones actually smell like apples.
As M.I.C. Gadget reports, it’s a popular topic on China’s Sina Weibo microblogging social network. Owners claim that during the charging process they can smell the sweet fragrance of pineapple, mango, peach and apple. It seems to be most prevalent around the headphone jack but others state that they can smell it around the volume controls, as well.
Apparently some of the organic solvents used in the manufacturing process could be the source. While the iPhone is charging, the internals heat up, causing some of the residue to heat up and emit the smell. One Apple China rep suggested that the smell is from the internal components and advised not to inhale too hard.
Oh, another real possibility is that China is trolling the rest of the world, and are currently sitting back, completely satisfied knowing that right now there are millions of iPhone owners innocently smelling their phones.