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Apple Encourages Chinese Customers to Use Official Chargers Following Fatality

Apple Encourages Chinese Customers to Use Official Chargers Following Fatality

Posted July 25, 2013 at 3:03pm by iClarified
Apple has posted a new webpage encouraging Chinese customers to use official Apple chargers following two incidents with users being shocked by their charging iPhones, reports TNW.

The translated passage reads:

When you charge your iPhone or iPad, we suggest that you use all USB power adapters with correspondingly-labeled USB cables. These adapters and cables can be purchased as individual items from Apple and authorized Apple retailers.

It's believed that a third party of knock-off chargers were responsible for the death of Ma Ailun, a flight attendant who was shocked to death while answering a phone call on her charging iPhone, and for putting Wu Jiantong into a coma by shocking him as he plugged his iPhone to charge.

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Apple Encourages Chinese Customers to Use Official Chargers Following Fatality
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Uberdank! - July 26, 2013 at 7:45pm
What is Black money lmao bahhahha
lepaka - July 26, 2013 at 10:31am
if you work in industry, you will know that the products as to be tested before goes out to the market. and that cost really black money! Apple test their own products intensively. do the after market products are tested according to Apple standards? off course not, so by original products if you desire to keep walking on the safe side
Überdank! - July 26, 2013 at 8:20am
Apples latest app "Buy or Die!" DL now.
AppleOvercharg - July 25, 2013 at 10:01pm
One solution tell apple cut 1/2 price with all their accessories then no body will buy after market hahaha
BA - July 25, 2013 at 4:37pm
Idiots!!! The fake apple chargers look just like those!!! To the teeth!
McLovin - July 25, 2013 at 4:27pm
Always wondered how they made such small powerful chargers. Guess it wasn't that easy or cheap to make them after all.
liuping - July 25, 2013 at 3:48pm
More like "don't risk death for $20 in savings".
justabrake - July 25, 2013 at 3:38pm
An Australian woman was just shocked ! That's a another one !
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