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Old 15 July 2013, 09:38 PM
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I'm not sure how this would be possible, at least on an American iPhone. iPhones charge via a USB cable, so you can charge it either by plugging it into your computer's USB port, or they provide a little transformer with a USB port on it that you can plug in to the wall. Either way the voltage at the phone shouldn't be any more than 5 volts. I suppose it's possible the transformer was defective and was putting out way more than 5 volts. But if say the mains voltage was somehow shorted to the output (I assume that would be 220V in China, but I don't feel like looking it up), I would expect that to fry the phone in short order before she could receive a call on it. I also kind of wonder if she was using some dodgy third party charger instead of the one provided by Apple.
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