Another Man Electrocuted And Killed From Using Third-Party Apple Charger

One of Apple’s most recent company initiatives has been to cut down on the number of unauthorized third-party chargers that are out there for its products. Unfortunately for Apple, another unfortunate headline has hit the newswire.

A man was found electrocuted and dead in Thailand after having been charging and talking on his iPhone 4S at the same time. The reason seems to be the third-party charger the man was using, which can often be dangerous and untested.

Local police found that the smartphone was still connected to a charger in a nearby power outlet, indicating that the victim had likely been talking on the phone while charging it at the same time.

Photographs taken of the charger show a blue model different from the standard white ones that Apple includes with every iPhone, suggesting that it was a cheaply made fake.


Apple recently ran a charger Takeback Program to try and cut back on the amount of these chargers out there. (And to make a couple bucks off its own chargers.) Even after that, it seems like the company won’t be able to stop these PR damaging headlines of people being killed using counterfeit products.

Toby is a writer of word and a lover of Apple, hip-hop, life, and technology.