Apple Expands Counterfeit USB Charger Replacement Program Beyond US and China

Apple Expands Counterfeit USB Charger Replacement Program Beyond US and China

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Apple will be expanding its USB power adapter Take back program to countries beyond the United States and China. The initiative is designed help remove counterfeit chargers off the market that can in some cases cause death or damage your device.

The program officially begins August 16 in the United States and started August 9 in China. The support page has also recently been updated to indicate that that Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom will also be participating in the program.

The trade in program will end October 18, and all users need to do is bring in any suspected charger in to any Apple Retail Store to dispose of it properly. You will need to bring in a iPhone, iPad or iPod for serial number validation. You can buy a new charger for a discounted price of $10 ($9 cheaper than the usual $19).

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Apple Expands Counterfeit USB Charger Replacement Program Beyond US and China
YaMe - August 13, 2013 at 4:06am
Stupid cheapos deserve what they get, just like the rest of us. Real retardiness is when WE bail THEM out with handouts like this.
Ihatewin8 - August 12, 2013 at 10:54pm
How you can remove the counterfeit from market ? There are millions and millions if it everywhere the only way to fight this is if apple sells its charger for reasonable price of let's say $5 not freaking $29
Raul - August 13, 2013 at 1:12am
If you can buy a phone for 649 $ why cant you buy a charger which is of equally top notch quality for 20 $ ?
Nope - August 13, 2013 at 1:50am
'cause you cannot buy a fake iphone with all iphone functions, but the usb and cable charger.
dlink378 - August 13, 2013 at 4:02am
I never use a counterfeit or Chinese adapter since my iPhone touchscreen doesn't respond when i charge with it. And also, one time when traveling, I forgot to bring a adapter, so I bought it on small store for only about 5$. When I plug the adapter to the hotel power socket, the adapter blow up in my hand. Thanks, it is only blow up inside and the plastic still hold really well although the connector and the port is releasing black fumes, and the hotel room circuit breaker works fast enough. I haven't connected my phone that time so only the cable and adapter broken. I am scared like hell when it happens. So, just buy an original or better quality (branded) one. It is a good investment thinking that adapter rarely fails and USB power adapter is very universal. Just change the cable and you are good to go. Buying a higher amp is also better, you can also charge iPad with it.