This is my story.
I did nothing out of the ordinary when I charged my phone that night. I was browsing the internet when I got a call from a friend of mine. Just seconds (~5 seconds) after I unplugged the USB cable from my phone (but still left the socket plugged into the wall), I heard a POP.
The pop did not bother me as I was still on the phone. I thought it was just something that fell on the floor. And then it started to smell like melted rubber. Alarmed, I rushed immediately to my table because I was concerned of my laptop. But then I got this instead.
You can only imagine what could have happened to my head had I not unplugged the USB cable from my phone. That 5 seconds saved my head and my iphone unit.
I still have my warranty until December of this year but Istore does not honor it because I bought my phone in the US. According to the representative, Istore carries international warranty except for iphones. Worse, they don’t sell adaptors here.
I am currently using a fake USB adaptor I bought somewhere for my iphone. Steve Jobs died in vain.