Electrocuted By iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bucksatan731, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. bucksatan731 macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2006
    I just purchased an iPhone and was watching a recent episode of Diggnation in which Kevin Rose comments about the fact that his iPhone was plugged in and he was listening to music with the headphones and he received a substantial shock through the headphones. Anyone else have this happen? Or is it just that Kevin Rose is really a robot and needs to go in for maintenance?
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    There were some...

    earlier posts regarding electrocution, but I'm definitely against "The Death Penalty!" LOL :cool:
  3. bamaworks macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    Lexington, KY
    should be "Shocked by iPhone", electrocution requires death of the recipient.
  4. bennypod macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2007
  5. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    the headphones aren't perfectly insulated. if you're rubbing against something and conducting static electricity, it'll transfer to the metal in the wire/earbuds and give you a zap. happened with my old 4g ipod all the time in the winter/when in bed with flannel sheets/fleece jacket.
  6. diehldun macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2003
    I was mildly "electrocuted" by my MBP earlier this morning upon touching. :D
  7. Kane266 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008
    I've experienced electrocution on my MacBook Pro as well...

    Obviously not a big deal since it feels like static electricity is any way to stop it though?
  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008

    If it electrocuted you, you'd be dead. It shocked you.

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