“Horrifying news reports suggest that an iPhone electrocuted a Chinese woman — though it’s very unclear if that happened at all and if the rest of the iPhone-owning public should worry about death by smartphone electrocution,” Rebecca Greenfield reports for The Atlantic Wire.
“The details from various media reports are murky, making it hard to reach any firm conclusions about the dangers of iPhones,” Greenfield reports. “It’s unclear what model of Apple’s popular cell phone the victim, Ma Ailun, used, or if it even came from a legitimate Apple retailer or China’s gray market. Her family insists that she used genuine Apple parts and that the phone was under warranty still. Apple is investigating the situation.”
Greenfield reports, “Given how little we know about the incident, however, here are some possible ways she might have put herself in contact with a deadly electronic charge.”
• Did She Have Counterfeit Charger?
• Was She in the Bathtub?
• Is There Faulty Wiring in the House?
Read more in the full article here.
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