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Apple launches USB power adapter trade-in program, pick-up a new charger for $10

Posted In Apple, Tips - By Brock M. on Monday, August 5th, 2013 With 1 Comment

apple-chargerFollowing allegations in mid July that Ma Ailun, a China Southern Airlines flight attendant, was electrocuted when she answered her Apple iPhone 5 while the phone was charging, Apple announced a new trade-in program today for customers who are concerned about the authenticity of their USB iPhone chargers.

Starting on August 16, 2013, any iPhone user who is concerned about the authenticity of their $3 e-bay sourced USB  charger can stop into an Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service Center to trade-in their current USB charger for a brand-new Apple certified model for $10.

Apple is liming the program to one adapter for each iPhone, iPad, and iPod that you own and the special pricing is only valid until October 18, 2013.

To take advantage of this deal, you’ll need to leave your current USB power adapter behind and provide your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a participating location so that Apple can validate the serial number of your iDevice.


Source: Apple


  • Brock M.

    This program has now been expanded.