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#1 OFFLINE   Temmu

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:42 AM

WARNING!
if you are:
- chinese
- a flight attendant
- charging your i phone
you are in grave danger of electrocution!!!!

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Apple Inc. said Monday that it is investigating a case in which the family of a 23-year-old woman alleges that she was electrocuted by her iPhone.

Though details about the case remain sketchy, it has caught the imagination of social media users in China, who have been spreading word about the case and warning not to use devices while they are charging.

link to wall street journal http://blogs.wsj.com...th-allegations/

the danger does not apply if, for example, you are
- chinese
- a fish monger
- charging your i phone
or
- italian
- a flight attendant
- charging your i phone
or
- chinese
- flight attendant
- going for a swim (without your i phone and its charger)

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#2 OFFLINE   goretsky

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:52 AM

Hello,

Perhaps she was using a counterfeit charger?  Such things are common, and the quality of them varies considerably.  See Tiny, cheap, and dangerous: Inside a (fake) iPhone charger for more details.

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#3 OFFLINE   Temmu

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

good point - i would think that a knock-off product would have orders of magnitude more chance to kill than a real apple product.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:06 PM

Some of the third party ones work well, and some certainly work better than others and as time goes on, some do not age as gracefully either.
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:30 AM

my original post is more to the point. you had to be exactly chinese, flight attendant, charging i phone.
examples of categorical differences that obviously save lives have nothing to do with chargers themselves.
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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:53 AM

Hello,

I see all sorts of non-Apple chargers, including ones sold bulk-packaged in plastic baggies for $3 or so in bins at Frys Electronics.  Also widely available online (eBay, Amazon, etc.).  I wouldn't trust any device I rely on to such a charger, though.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

View Postgoretsky, on 01 August 2013 - 04:53 AM, said:

Hello,

I see all sorts of non-Apple chargers, including ones sold bulk-packaged in plastic baggies for $3 or so in bins at Frys Electronics.  Also widely available online (eBay, Amazon, etc.).  I wouldn't trust any device I rely on to such a charger, though.

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lol! :lol: :D neither would i!
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