Users find Apple’s iPhone and iPod shocking, literally

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MrFairladyz, May 20, 2009.

  1. MrFairladyz

    MrFairladyz Active Member

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    No, seriously. Apple just put up a new support page in response to claims from many users regarding electrical shocks received from Apple’s iPhone and iPod earbuds. The shocks are described as “small and quick”, but clearly the issue is serious enough to warrant an official response from Apple. The aforementioned support page, found below on the read link, describes the situation as follows:
    Apple goes on to claim this is an issue that affects equipment from other manufacturers as well and then recommends a few solutions, such as using anti-static hand lotion or wearing “clothes with natural fibers since synthetic fibers are more likely to hold a static charge.” Umm, Apple wants people to change their wardrobes because its headphones are shocking ear canals? Yeah, so we’re going to go ahead and stick to third-party headsets from here on out. Kthx.
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    haha

    apples response-EPIC FAIL

    consumer-win
  3. TheTerminator

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    Wow, I was actually getting these shocks from my pair of Apple earphones that came with the iPod touch.
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    I've had it happen to me on the way to work. Just thought it was because I didn't fully dry my ears after getting out of the shower. A quick finger swirl in my ear always fixed it.
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    It happened to mean once to... But it wasn't that bad.
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    I've gotten these from my Skullcandies...
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    Wow never had this happen. Gonna go try to do it

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  8. breakkdown

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    Yep, that would probably do it.

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  9. Radish

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    I do it on purpose. It's like a free high.

    I love it.
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    touch_iPod Well-Known Member

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    Thankfully the Apple earphones did not give me any shocks during that short time I was using it with my iPod touch... Anyway, I'm using a 3rd-party Philips headphones now and the Apple ones are kept in the drawer, lol...

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