Dropped iPhone in a bathtub reportedly electrocutes woman while charging


Oh, the danger of third-party chargers - one Evgenia Sviridenko, 24, was reportedly electrocuted when she dropped her iPhone in the bathtub while it was charging. Normally the charger output wouldn't present a danger, or would cut out, but why it didn't work out that way, remains to be seen. The woman was reportedly checking her profile on social media when she dropped the gear, and her roommate found her in the bathtub after the fact. 

If this has indeed happened like that, one possible explanation is that a shady charger has been used, and Apple has warned numerous times already not to use unauthorized gear for the sensitive operation, after a few similar reports came from China and Russia, or when iPhones were catching fire from unauthorized rogue charger output.

source: News.com.au

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82 Comments

1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

oh shit, that's horrible...

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Could be a murder too, very convenient setup there. Tragic as it is, the fact that people can't disconnect for like 10 minutes is just down right sad.

26. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I know right. The article does not say if the phone made it alive. I'm not going to feel sorry for stupid people. Common sense has told me since I was 10 years old not to have electronics near a bath tub. Her stupid mistake.

29. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

If she had an Android she wouldn't had to have her charger connected all day long. A death on Apple's conscience due to s**tty battery time...

58. stealthd unregistered

There are Android phones with small batteries you know.

69. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But she wasn't using one.

71. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

but none of them claim to be flagship/premium devices either.

61. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Look at the Moto X battery tests, you're so wrong.

36. KParks23

Posts: 748; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

How exactly did they know she was checking her social media profile? If she dropped it in the tub i doubt the phone still works so how they know what she was doing on the phone... She might of been checking phone arena for all we know

40. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Her last tweet was: "Bzzzt!"

44. engineer-1701d unregistered

find the last thing the phone was doing it could be ip address or cell number she could have been in the middle of typing and poof gone.

50. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

Maybe she was posting on social app that she is soaking in bathtub . Anyway, my condolence for her and her loved one.

43. engineer-1701d unregistered

she was cute but thats the life of a social media whore shame but its funny how its only apples "knock offs" purportedly that kill people no mini or micro usb or type c or rapid micro

64. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

I guess extension cable and power supply have been dropped into water...

65. oldhamletman

Posts: 72; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

another reason to get a windows phone, they don't KILL you

2. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Darwin Award?

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Darwin award goes to that Polish gal who fell off the bridge while she was taking a selfie.

9. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

i second that lol

15. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Wasn't that last year?

3. GeekMovement unregistered

Unfortunate and sad that she didn't know how dangerous that was.

45. engineer-1701d unregistered

she owned an iphone how smart do you think she/ they are.

4. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Why was the iphone near the bathtub anyway? Is she stupid?

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Wall hugging, even at the bathtub This blonde is Well deserved

23. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Are you for real ? This human lost her soul, and you are here pathetically and childishly saying that she deserves death ? Sure, she did a mistake by using an unauthorized charger, but that doesn't satisfy your rubbish comment.

27. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

It's rubbish that we have to feel bad for someone stupid. If she was dumb enough to check her social media account while charging a phone in the hot tub then she is also dumb enough to check her social media account behind the wheel of a vehicle. No telling what she was capable of doing. Guilty as charged!

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

s**t happened. Can happen to anyone even your own love ones. So no need to be nasty.

46. engineer-1701d unregistered

her soul what are you a god lover, here is a fact no such thing people made it up thousands of years ago to explain what happens and why the sun goes away each day. i got zapped high voltage 480v 3ph and i see polaroids of my life go by as i fell back in slow mo but nothing after that until i woke up with split open hand and broken back and ribs, no one is there nothing just blank no thoughts are anything

56. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

The way these fandroid losers are talking are her death is literally disgusting. No point in saying anything, we can all see how messed up in the head they are. But that's what happens when you live in your parents basement without any social interaction

73. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Suppose she was using an Android? Why would we saying anything different. I personally don't give a rats butt what brand of phone she was using. Its just more funny because she was using an iPhone. Electrical object shouldn't be used near water. Anyone with a pinch of common sense knows this. Stop trying to act like a saint. I don't care if it was a family member, it doesn't make it any less stupid. What difference does it make? You assume the people who don't feel sorry for her because we might use an Android phone? Who gives a care what brand she was using? It's still stupid. Who cares what brand of phone I use? Yes she lost her life, it is sad. It is also said, out of all the ways she could have die, this one was totally avoidable.

78. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

You obviously care about the brand considering the comment you wrote farther down in this whole comment thread. You're contradicting yourself with every comment you make buddy.

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