Following reports that a woman in China died when she answered her iPhone as it was charging, Apple is now offering a trade-in program worldwide that will let customers switch their third-party charger for an official Apple product.
Last month, Reuters reported that Apple planned to probe the death of a woman in China’s western Xinjiang region. According to reports, the flight attendant was charging her iPhone 5 using a third-party USB power adapter. She answered a phone call while it was plugged in, and was reportedly electrocuted and died from the incident.
In response, Apple will be allowing customers who have purchased third-party charging units to trade them in at their local Apple stores for $10 USD. In Canada, the official Apple power adapter normally costs $19.
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Dubbed the “USB Power Adapter Takeback Program,” Apple posted on its U.S. website that any customers who are concerned that theirRead More »from Apple to offer third-party charger trade-in after electrocution death