Apple Investigating Death of Chinese Woman Who Died Charging an iPhone 5
Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old woman from China who worked as a flight attendant with China Southern Airlines, was apparently electrocuted when taking a call on an iPhone 5 that was plugged in and charging, Reuters reports. Following the incident, Ma's sister issued a warning to other iPhone 5 users via Twitter, which ended up going viral.
In an emailed statement to Reuters, Apple said it was "deeply saddened" by "this tragic incident," offering up condolences to Ailun's family. The Cupertino company also vowed to "fully investigate and cooperate with authorities in this matter." What Apple didn't say, however, is whether have been other similar reports or if this was an isolated incident.