Apple to investigate iPhone 5 electric shock death in China
| by Anujeet Majumdar |
Reports have been coming in that a 23-year-old Chinese woman allegedly died from an electric shock when using an iPhone 5 while it was being charged. Apple, in a statement, has now said that it will launch a full inquiry into the matter.
According to Sina Tech, Apple has extended its condolences to Ma’s family over the incident, while promising a thorough investigation of the incident. The company has also stated that it will extend full co-operation to the authorities over the matter.
Apple will be investigating the death of a Chinese woman allegedly caused by iPhone 5
While another report from China Daily has stated that local police were able to confirm Ma’s death being caused due to electrocution, it has still not been ascertained if her phone was the cause of her death.
The victim was a resident in the northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang and was employed as a flight attendant at China Southern Airlines, which she had recently quit.
There has been a lot of research that suggests that using any electrical device—be it an mp3 player or a phone—is a risky matter, according to a South China Morning Post report. While talking about the subject, an expert in the report has urged caution over this case, as the exact nature of the incident has still not been clarified and the cause of the incident cannot be concluded yet.
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