A Coworker recently bought this USB Wall charger and was going to return it because of abnormal behavior of his iPhone 5S when he plugged it in. He said it started opening apps and his contacts. Having never witnessed something like this happen before, let alone on an Apple product, we tried my iPhone 5 as well.
My phone was locked when we plugged it in, and we waited a minute. Nothing happened so I tried unlocking my phone, but it wouldn’t respond. Unplugged the phone and unlocked it, then plugged it back in. Waited a minute and still nothing. “Oh look, I have mail… might as well check it..” While in the preview screen, I can swipe and delete mail from my various accounts, but when I opened my work account (exchange server based mail account), the phone started working on it’s own, delving into the contacts at which point I unplugged the phone and it stopped.
A couple years ago, there was a big thing with the LCD picture frames that everyone was buying being infected with some kind of malware that would just reside on your computer. This is very reminiscent of situation.
I have sent this to the extremecables -dot- net customer service, copying Apple’s fraud team on it as well. And I have posted about it on the Apple support forums to warn others.
This product is no longer available for sale as an individual item on their website, but there does appear to be a retail sale pack for use at register counters. I know a $5 clearance power brick is cheaper than Apple’s, but as has been the case since money was invented: BUYER BEWARE!
NOTE: I have changed my Apple ID Password and my phone’s lock code as precautionary measures. Email Passwords will be changing soon as well.
If anyone has had similar experiences, PLEASE reblog and comment!
I literally felt like I did not have a choice.
Robin Williams says reblog, you reblog.
did i even really have a choice?
okay robin williams
i hesitated for a second and then considered the repercussions
just gonna reblog…
Well, now I REALLY have no reason not to. <3
One last time for you, Mr. Williams.
<3 = I’m falling for you.
:) = I wanna cuddle up with you while watching movie.
;) = I like you a lot.
:( = You should talk to me more.
:D = You’re beautiful.
;O = I want to be best friends.
:P = I want you more than anything.
:K = Kiss me.
:| = You annoy me.
* = We need to make out!
<*3 = I want a relationship with you.
8D = I want to do sexual things with you.