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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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posted on 28 Jul 2013, 03:32

75. ImQ009 (Posts: 41; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


So we've got exploding Samsungs and electrocuting Apples :P Yeah

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 07:28

76. aviatorarun (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


Soon United States can replace the 'Taser' with 'Apple Iphone' as the standard issue to the police men.

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 07:31

77. HiTz_RoCkZ (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


n they say Samsung is Plastic and cheap...:P

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 09:19

78. BlueEyes (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)


This means iPhone 4s is only well made phone by Apple since Apple , or that clock is still ticking !

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 10:17 1

79. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Everyone kills Samsung for making plastic phones which are safer while hugging up Iphones which are dangerous because of their metal components .All it takes is for the battery and aluminium to make contact and there u have it.Aluminium and electricity dont mix ,better to buy plastic phones .

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 13:58

94. stealthd (unregistered)


A metal phone like the iPhone or HTC One is safe as long as you're using a safe charger (as in, not a knockoff).

Even with a plastic phone, a bad charger could overload the battery, or a knockoff battery could explode. So plastic isn't really saving you.

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 10:17

80. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Everyone kills Samsung for making plastic phones which are safer while hugging up Iphones which are dangerous because of their metal components .All it takes is for the battery and aluminium to make contact and there u have it.Aluminium and electricity dont mix ,better to buy plastic phones .

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 10:33

81. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Apple is blaming charger for the incidents but we all know thats not the cause .The cause has to do with the simple fact of being made with metal which is a conductor of electricity .The battery is built into the phone with metal casing and some metal internal parts and this is a recipe for disaster .All it takes is some sweat or other conductor to ignite the battery and aluminium .Apple needs to stop making excuses for their own errors and stop trying to make it the consumers fault .

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 13:59

95. stealthd (unregistered)


It's not the consumers fault, it's the fault of people making unsafe knockoff chargers. Stop pretending Apple is to blame for someone else making a safety hazard.

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 21:19

98. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


They charge it wrong,

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 05:40

100. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Please do not talk while charging. Hope the woman would get well soon.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 08:36

102. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


This has never been a problem in the past years of phones... it seems like a bad design if you can't do both...

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 08:35

101. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I am no expert, but isnt the Lightning connector designed to pull over 2 amps of current? and that would be more thant other phones standard microUSB which takes 1.8 amps top... Would this make any difference?

Can this be a design problem with the plug in the phone? like the article says, dust in the connection?

This seems fishy

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 10:04

106. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


Htc one users better be careful

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 13:19

108. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


they don't call it "lightening" adaptor for nothing lol

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 13:21

109. poping (unregistered)


aluminum is an electrical conductor... need i say more?

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 13:26

110. poping (unregistered)


question is: how many more lives Apple?

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 14:18

111. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


post the story about the Galaxy S4 that burnt up an apartment in Hong Kong... it was reported on Cult of Android a few hours ago.

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