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July 18, 2013 by

Another iPhone shock case in China leaves man in coma

30-year-old Wu Jiantong remains in ICU in a Beijing hospital, 10 days after he received an electric shock while connecting his iPhone 4 to a third-party charger. This is the second such case involving an iPhone in China, where the first had left a Chinese stewardess dead.

October 5, 2011 by

Apple's iPhone finally gets micro-USB charger adapter

Apple is finally set to release an adapter that lets people use the common micro-USB-based charger with its iPhones.As the company unveiled its iPhone 4S on Tuesday, it also put the iPhone micro-USB adapter on its Apple Store websites across Europe.

August 3, 2010 by

Build your own iPhone/iPod charger

Apple goes to great lengths to keep stuff secret. One secret is the mystery behind how "Works with iPhone/iPod" chargers work. Apple doesn't tell us, and manufacturers have to sign confidentiality agreements. Without this knowledge, you get the dreaded "Charging is not supported with this accessory."

October 7, 2008 by

Apple begins shipping replacement iPhone chargers

Apple announced a recall of all of its ultracompact USB power adapter for iPhone (pictured) on 21 September 2008 because its metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock. iPhone Alley received word that a reader has received the replacement he ordered online.


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