“Apple is investigating the death of a Chinese women who was allegedly electrocuted by her iPhone 5,” Kaled Ali reports for AppleTell. “The accident occurred while the woman was using her iPhone 5 as it charged on a Lightning connector.”
“Though the Lightning connector was claimed as genuine, there seems to be something amiss; Apple’s iOS device chargers are only available in 5 watt and 12 watts,” Ali reports. “The iPhone 5 charger the electrocuted customer was using would be the 5 watt charger, as that is the one that ships with the device. Many are claiming the 5 watt iPhone charger doesn’t have enough power to electrocute someone.”
Ali reports, “Many sites and forums began discussing the possibility that the woman may have been using a third-party Lightning connector to use with her iPhone, which may have caused the electrocution… This latest electrocution goes to show just how dangerous illegal third party accessories can be and how they can damage your home, your device, and can even cost a life.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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