A record number of iPhones have been seized and destroyed at airport security since passengers have been asked to prove the batteries work.
“We are finding a lot of them aren’t able to turn on. The users trying to board with the device are making up a number of excuses,” a security guard at Luton Airport told us.
“We have had some claiming they drained the batteries checking Facebook twice, and others saying the batteries died as they kept checking the time to see how far into the six-hour delay they were.”
One passenger, Harold businessman Stephen Trawlerman, said he tried to explain that although his iPhone battery was full ten minutes earlier, he had to make an important call and now needed to charge it again before he could prove it works.
“You’d think it would be an easy thing to understand,” Mr Trawlerman said.
“Everyone knows a fully charged iPhone battery has the expected life span of a chocolate bar at Fat Club.
“But dealing with these security guards is hard when they act like androids, by which I mean they can do their job for more than five minutes.”