updated 01:55 pm EDT, Fri July 27, 2007
iPhone AC adapters failing
It appears that a number of wall power adapters (AC) for iPhones are failing. A post by Jason D. O'Grady reports that Rob Parker from the PowerPage podcast reported that his iPhone AC adapter, O'Grady and his wife all experienced an inability to charge their phones with their AC adapters. O'Grady writes: "tested both with other iPhone USB cables, iPod USB cables, with and without the iPhone dock and in several known-good power outlets. Nada. Both phones charge fine when connected via the cable to our Macs so I'm pretty confident that it's the bricks." Meanwhile, an Apple Discussions thread harbors several reports from other iPhone owners that are experiencing the problem. For most, simply connecting the iPhone to power via USB results in successful charging.