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

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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15 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Funny that just changing the colour of the text can prevent it from heating. Ps. I'm not being serious here

3. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Of course you're not

4. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

this is the power of APPLE.

2. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Apple world where anything is possible.

9. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

fandroid world where any argument is possible

5. adecvat

Posts: 593; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

They should just replace those faulty iPhones instead!!

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30696; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good big A.

8. starandmountain

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 01, 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

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30696; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Did you come up with that all by yourself?

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

12. Xion.

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2014

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

14. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

13. wilsong17 unregistered

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

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

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