Pro Tip: Don’t Recharge Your iPhone in the Bath

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Apple has apparently been told it needs to warn users not to plug their iPhone into recharge while using the device in the bath.

This follows a serious incident in which some poor guy managed to electrocute himself by plugging his iPhone into the mains electricity supply while he was sitting in the bath.

It seems the man was resting the iPhone on his chest while he lay in the bath, but it became wet. Because the smartphone was connected to mains electricity, he suffered an immediate electric shock, and died.

He was found by his wife. Can you imagine the horror of that?

It amazes me that anyone would think it a good idea to effectively run mains electricity to their bathwater, but just in case there is anyone out there who may still think it’s a good idea to run mains electricity into bathwater, just don’t. It is not a good idea. It is an incredibly bad idea. You’ll die.

Surely even digital natives can put down their smartphone for five minutes while bathing?

 

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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2 Responses

  1. Chakk says:

    Don’t bathe. Simple.

  2. Scott says:

    The charger plugged into an extension cord was lying on his chest as he used his iPhone in the bathtub.

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