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Following two horrific events, Apple warns Chinese to use approved chargers only

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Jul 2013, 10:30

Following two tragic events in China that left a 23 year old flight attendant dead and a 30 year old man in a coma, Apple is warning those in China to use only official Apple chargers; the Cupertino based company has added content to its Chinese website that shows how its customers in the country can make sure that the equipment they are using is a genuine official Apple product...

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posted on 25 Jul 2013, 20:55

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Haha thanks. We try. :)

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 14:19

29. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

Electronics markets usually sells these OEM chargers for $10 a piece in China.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 10:45

3. skyline100 (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Chinese's products had been improved by a lot but then the counterfeit issue is still horrible.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 14:21

30. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

One of the biggest problems with the "official" accessories is that counterfeiting is too big of a problem in China, you really don't know if you are buying real or fake from even the official stores. They even had fake prescription medication at hospitals a while ago.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:31 1

8. mateusz (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)

It was galaxy SIII, not S4

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:48 2

9. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

iPhone shocks her into a coma weeks before her wedding.

And all Apple could say is you should use genuine products?

Stay classy Apple.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:52

11. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Sorry, but telling us to use genuine products is FAR FAR from enough on Apple's part.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 12:03 1

14. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

the lady sadly died, it was the 30 year old guy who is in a coma now, i do hope he recovers

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 16:48

36. Stuntman (Posts: 838; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

What about the company who made the charger? I haven't heard anything from them yet.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 18:04

37. Igneel (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Well, it wasn't their fault in the first place. It's not their product that caused it.

Keep on hating, dude..

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:53

13. xq10xa (Posts: 765; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

Good thing I don't have either of those phones.
I use 3rd party chargers all the time. As long as they have good reviews I am good to go. Get them for like $10 for all three things on Amazon. Just gotta look at the brand and reviews. Don't buy something that looks like it was made on a portable 3D printer. At least not anytime soon until 3D printers become boss.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 12:13 2

16. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Always somebody with drama on hear. It's simple! Stop buying cheap parts not meant for use with your cellphone or like I told my wife just because her galaxy USB cord fits my htc adapter it's not meant for that because each phone uses a different charge rate.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 15:36

33. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

Companies should release the source so we can get them at discount. Paying thirty dollars for something that cost say 75 cents to make is ludicrous

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