Woman dies after answering her iPhone 5
A Chinese woman has died after being electrocuted by her iPhone 5, which was on charge. Ma Ailun, who worked for China Southern Airlines as a flight attendant, went to answer the call after getting out of the bath when the incident happened last week.
Her grieving sister blogged about it, and now it’s all over the Internet, Apple China are probably crapping themselves. They said: ‘We are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic incident and offer our condolences to the Ma family. We will fully investigate and cooperate with authorities in this matter.'
Although rare, phone electrocutions can happen because of electrical insulation failure. In Xingiang, where Ma lived, the temperature is very hot, and some suggest that heat could be a contributing factor.
Unfortunately, the reasons for the fault will be little comfort for Ma’s family- she was only 23, and due to get married on August 8th.
Seems like Apple might have a bit of explaining to do.