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Apple Instructs Chinese Users on Identification and Use of Genuine Apple Power Adapters

After two electric shock incidents involving the iPhone in China, Apple has added a special page [Google translation, via The Next Web] to its Chinese website informing consumers about the identification and use of genuine USB power adapters for the iPad and iPhone.

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The page includes a message about Apple’s continued dedication to consumer safety and testing. It also includes diagrams for identifying genuine power adapters for products that use the new Lightning connector and those that use the legacy 30-pin connector.
When you need to charge the iPhone or iPad, we recommend that you use the standard USB power adapter and USB cable. These adapters and cables are also available separately from Apple and Apple Authorized Resellers.
Last week, a Chinese man was left in a coma after receiving an electric shock while charging his iPhone 4, an incident which followed the death of a Chinese woman under similar circumstances. Both incidents apparently involved the use of unauthorized third-party adapters.

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15 months ago

WHY not make the original apple chargers cheaper so people won't have to use fake ones?


Why do people have to use fake ones? I have a hard time believing someone can afford an iPhone or iPad but can't afford a charger.
Rating: 18 Votes
15 months ago
WHY not make the original apple chargers cheaper so people won't have to use fake ones?
Rating: 18 Votes
15 months ago

WHY not make the original apple chargers cheaper so people won't have to use fake ones?




Why not make iPHones free so everyone can also have them?
Rating: 16 Votes
15 months ago

WHY not make the original apple chargers cheaper so people won't have to use fake ones?


This. Why does a USB adapter have to cost $20? Same with the cable. $10 is much more reasonable and will still ensure a profit.
Rating: 11 Votes
15 months ago

no one asked apple to invent a cable that includes its own ram and chip set which theyve only done to make even more money in the first place :p

the old one worked just fine


Yeah I'm sure Apple engineers spend time and r&d on that just so they can make more money on accessories. I'm sure Tim Cook walked in to Bob Mansfield's office and told him to do whatever he has to so Apple can charge more for a lightning cable. :rolleyes:
Rating: 9 Votes
15 months ago

Cheap cables = cheap to produce

Good cables = bit more expensive

you can't compare genuine Apple accessories to the cheap knock off ones...quality is way different. :apple:


I agree with you, but there comes the point of diminishing returns where a $5 charger might be rubbish quality, a $10 one might be good quality but then Apple would happily charge $30 for something equivalent to the $10 one.

It's the same with cables, beyond a certain point it's just pure profit, the quality doesn't scale up any further.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago

cable few cent to produce != phone


Cheap cables = cheap to produce

Good cables = bit more expensive

you can't compare genuine Apple accessories to the cheap knock off ones...quality is way different. :apple:
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago

Why do people have to use fake ones? I have a hard time believing someone can afford an iPhone or iPad but can't afford a charger.


Just cuz you can afford an iphone doesn't mean you don't want to save some money on something as simple as a cable. I for one would not care where the cable has come from as long as it works and set at a reasonable price. There is no way in hell it's so expensive to produce that they couldn't sell it at half the cost. We KNOW it's overpriced, because all the other accessories are overpriced too.

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Er... Apple products come with a charger so if you buy a knockoff one then you get what you deserve.

To buy a genuine one it costs more because they have to be put through tests and be approved for use etc. i.e. it costs more to get them to market, but at least they won't kill you.

Also my bro bought a cheap one and it wouldnt charge anything. Because both the wire and the plug part were crap and I didnt know he had bought a cheap one I thought it was my plug socket not working and fitted a new one only to find it was the dodgy cable he bought for £3.


Omg you cannot be serious. Do you really believe that's the reason it's so expensive. This is Apple, my friend. Everything there is overpriced. I love their products but they are def. overpriced.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago

Why not make iPHones free so everyone can also have them?


cable few cent to produce != phone

Why do people have to use fake ones? I have a hard time believing someone can afford an iPhone or iPad but can't afford a charger.


its a principal, i could afford a dom champagne but the $2.99 bottle at aldi tastes just as good.

im not spending 30 bucks on a cable
Rating: 7 Votes
15 months ago

cable few cent to produce != phone



its a principal, i could afford a dom champagne but the $2.99 bottle at aldi tastes just as good.

im not spending 30 bucks on a cable


OK but that's not the same as having to use a 3rd party accessory. You don't have to, you chose to. Also there are legit 3rd party options that are cheaper than Apple so its not a case of only two options - Apple or unsafe.
Rating: 7 Votes

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