Apple offers exchange for millions of iPhone chargers that could 'pose a safety risk' (but don't worry; the UK's are fine)
Adapters for iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S sold between 2009 and 2012 are affected
Friday 13 June 2014
The iPhone maker says that the affected model can be identified by its model number A1300 and was issued with the iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S. Thirty seven countries in total are affected – although the UK is not.
Although it’s not clear how many customers might swap their chargers, considering that Apple sold roughly 16 million iPhones in Western Europe in 2010 alone, the scale of the program could be gigantic.
How to identify the faulty charger.
Owners of the charger in question can get them exchanged at an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Alternatively they can contact Apple Technical Support to arrange for an exchange. Individuals who might have already purchased a third-party replacement can also get a full refund.
It’s unusual for Apple to issue a recall of its own chargers, although it has previously offered an Adapter Takeback Program (now discontinued) which offered discounted chargers in exchange for third-party alternatives – some of which were found to be posing a hazard to customers.
Life & Style blogs
What is ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Greggs Google fail: bakery chain falls afoul of search engine's algorithms with 'unofficial' logo
Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'
Is this the end of apps? New research says a third of us don't bother to download
'Long Live the Nazis' spaghetti dish sold in Taiwan renamed after backlash
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 4 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
Negotiable: Harrington Starr: C# .NET Software Developer (Client-Side, SQL, VB...
£40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Developer (...
£55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Full Stack ...
£35000 - £43000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions...