Electricity from Apple iPhone shocks Australian woman, leaving her hospitalized
0. phoneArena 27 Jul 2013, 16:43 posted on
Just last week, we told you how Apple had added a page to its Chinese website showing how consumers in the country could protect themselves from electrocution by making sure that their chargers were official Apple parts; that response by Apple came after a 23 year old Chinese woman allegedly was killed after being electrocuted by her Apple iPhone 5, and a 30 year old man supposedly went into a coma after being shocked by an Apple iPhone 4...
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45. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Wholly Molly this is the 3rd incident of using Apple products.
I was really expecting a great news like this! I had a feeling that there would be a scenario like this will appear. My wishes and dreams have alightend.
For GOD sake why don't company's all over the world advertise this to papers, billboards, news, and spread the info! That's what happens when using Apple products.
I wonder who and when will be the next victim.
A young women dies
2nd electracuted needed up in coma and now this.
What's next. .... A blast bombard.....
63. joey_sfb (Posts: 5803; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
TROLL you really need to stop the hate. Its consuming you...
Everything has its place and reason. Peace be with you.
70. darkkjedii (Posts: 21657; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
+1 Joey SMDH at Troll. Sad that he only wants to be a fool, and make enemies of people. Who would want that for attention?
69. darkkjedii (Posts: 21657; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You just got limited for this idiotic commenting, you'll be satisfied when you're banned huh? We know you do this for attention, and to get people to dislike you, but why do you enjoy making enemies of people? Why do you like to act so foolish people look at you like a clown? I guarantee that my post is what you crave huh? You're a joke dude, and you've lost the respect of us. Sad that you prefer to be a jackass no one likes or looks to for knowledge, than a mature person people enjoy talking to. People's pain and suffering bring you pleasure, cuz they use apple products. You suck dude, and I mean that.
99. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Hey dark, Congrats and wish you a very happy married life.
4. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
"232 calls about mobile phone shocks"
How many were iphones xD
17. zennacko (Posts: 237; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
How were those calls made? by a landline phone or someone else who watched the victim be electrified from a distance?
20. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Emergency aid calls are usually counted as calls for service and counted as how many times an emergency response was needed. So if 10 people call about a woman being shocked and an ambulance responds to a location 1 time, it would be counted as 1 call. This is generally true for police, fire, and EMS.
21. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
Well they kinda had their phones in the hands. But seriously, you wouldn't want to be alone if something like this happens.
28. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Don't use cheap chargers if you don't want to be the 1/million this happens to.
5. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Not good. Leaving aside all Apple/Samsung debate, this is not good any of us.
6. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
Any device can shock you not only iphone
9. ErfanMTI (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 May 2013)
but aluminium body of iPhone is more danger for electric shocking
maybe if the material of first shocking device that killed that woman was plastic except Aluminium that woman was still Alive now
25. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I think he is saying the risk is greater, not that it's a given. I think he is saying that if there is a design flaw in the iPhone, then the metal case is only going to make it worse. HTC might not have the same flaw. Just being metal isn't going to do anything.
50. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
What a disgrace and no self respect nor humanity
96. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
I am afraid to use my hTc one now, it was convered with metal. ... ha ha ha!
18. zennacko (Posts: 237; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
Maybe, but somehow I think Xperias are safer, because they're rugged. I mean, I don't know the causes of the ladies' misfortunes, but if I were to bet, I'd bet on "wet hair on electrified contacts" combo, which will short-circuit the device, thus electrifying and damaging the long haired person (usually women)
35. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
But I didn't hear any news like that to other oem except Apple.
To much Apple will kill you!!!
49. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Yea really ending up in intensive care unit... And coma!
Android devices ended a person in hospital not death or coma!
Fanboy like you would still side Apple even if peoples mother, father or sister, or anyone's death. Jesus christ, holy $h!t Apple has taken over publics, consumers souls. My GOD full of uneducated uncivilised people in this world!
No wonder Android users are "geeks. Nerds, techy, savvy, and smart and clever" GODS gift are the Droid users....
7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2224; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Okay, once is an incident. Twice is a coincidence. But three times now?
I was totally on board with the cheap 3rd party chargers, or even knockoff iPhone handsets, line of thinking but again... three times now?!
8. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
or people are faking/copying for lawsuits?
11. roscuthiii (Posts: 2224; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Anything is possible, people are both greedy and dumb. Have any lawsuits been filed yet though? And even if they have, don't they realize that the fine print that and lawyers fees from fighting Big Money corporations make this an uphill battle. And then there's the whole, you know, electrocution thing.
I know, I know... I'll just refer myself to my first sentence in this post.
24. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I tend to think like anything else, once attention is brought to something you start to realize how wide spread a problem can be.
I don't know how you force your phone to shock you. You can go buy a cheap charger and try to do it. But is it worth risking your life? And besides I doubt you would win any lawsuit from Apple for using a product that is not authorized to be used with their product.
59. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I can believe it because aluminum is conductor. A crappy third party charger without proper grounding could cause all types of issues. The correct thing for Apple to do is to make these cables/chargers more affordable.
89. stealthd (unregistered)
3 times out of how many millions of iPhone's is not statistically significant, especially when it's been shown knockoff chargers were at fault.
10. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Apple, don't tase me bro!