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Apple to replace faulty iPhone chargers as a part of an exchange program

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Apple to replace faulty iPhone chargers as a part of an exchange program
If you are a proud owner of an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or an iPhone 4s and you purchased your device between October 2009 to September 2012, then you might want to go ahead and take a look at the model number of your charger. If it happens to be A1300 and the "CE" letters are painted solid gray, then you are eligible for a charger replacement, as your charging accessory could overheat and pose certain safety risks. On top of it all, the A1300 charger got sold separately, as well, which means that there are probably millions of faulty iPhone chargers out there. Literally.

Still, Apple will replace said chargers for free and will provide the affected users with redesigned adapters. The replacements come with the A1400 model name and the "CE" letters are only outlined in gray. In order to exchange a faulty adapter for a safe one, you need to take it to an Apple Retail Store or an authorized Apple Service Provider. Your iPhone serial number will have to be verified, too.

Apple says that the A1300 has been on the shelves in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Are you among the affected users?

Apple to replace faulty iPhone chargers as a part of an exchange program

source: Apple via The Verge

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posted on 13 Jun 2014, 07:51 6

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2262; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Funny that just changing the colour of the text can prevent it from heating.

Ps. I'm not being serious here

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 07:53 1

3. amiaq (Posts: 378; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Of course you're not

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 08:13

4. hipnotika (Posts: 282; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


this is the power of APPLE.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 07:52 3

2. amiaq (Posts: 378; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Apple world where anything is possible.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 12:40 1

9. androtaku (Posts: 156; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


fandroid world where any argument is possible

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 10:11 3

5. adecvat (Posts: 117; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


"between October 2009 to September 2012"
Kudos, Apple.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 10:34 4

6. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


They should just replace those faulty iPhones instead!!

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 10:43

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good big A.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 12:19

8. starandmountain (Posts: 50; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Isn't this just a marketing thingy? this seems targeted to the people who are planning to buy a new phone and therefore apple wants to keep them by 'showing' that they care about their customers

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 12:49 1

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 10122; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Did you come up with that all by yourself?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 13:59 2

11. androiphone20 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


You know your iphone charger is about to die when it wears a turtleneck.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 16:44

12. Xion. (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 May 2014)


iPhone chargers only last three month at max, so why would I keep the one I got back in 2009/2012?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 19:45 1

14. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If this is true....the distortion field really is strong. I got phone chargers from 2010 that still work.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 19:02 1

13. wilsong17 (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Not only Ifan get screwed with iPhone but also the charger. ...

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 19:46 1

15. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Kudos for Apple for this....but its just another chapter in Apple isnt prefect.

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