Apple to Swap iPhone Power Adapters
Apple today announced the USB Power Adapter Takeback Program, which will allow iPhone (and iPad and iPod) owners to hand over third-party USB adapters for new Apple USB adapters. Apple is not handing out free adapters, however. Rather than swap third-party chargers for Apple chargers directly, Apple will sell an Apple USB charger to people who turn in a third-party charger for $10 (about half price). iPhone owners will need to bring in their device to an Apple Store so the serial number can be verified. The program begins August 16 and will run through October 18. Apple launched the USB Power Takeback program due to injuries caused by faulty third-party chargers used with Apple products. Apple said that its customers' safety its the company's top priority. It will dispose of the turned-on adapters in an environmentally friendly way.
Apple Extends iPhone Upgrade Program to Online Sales
Apple is now offering consumers the option to select its iPhone Upgrade Program when purchasing an iPhone via the Apple web site. Apple first rolled out the program last year with the debut of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Apple Says Final Version of iOS 10 to Be Available Sept. 13
Apple today revealed that iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners will be able to upgrade to the latest version of its iOS platform come September 13. iOS 10 focuses on integrating Siri into third-party apps and makes significant changes to the Apple Photos, News, Maps, and Music apps.
USB-IF to Certify Chargers
The USB Implementers Forum today announced that it will certify USB chargers for use with smartphones, tablets, PCs, and other compatible gear. The organization has created a new logo that will be stamped on compliant chargers.
Apple Offering to Replace Faulty iPhone 5 Batteries
Apple has launched an iPhone 5 battery replacement program. According to Apple, a limited number of iPhone 5s sold between September 2012 and January 2013 may experience a sudden decrease in battery life, requiring frequent recharges.
Injuries caused by 3rd party adaptors
hmmm... well the dead can't post...
Selling you a USB cable for a mere $10
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Here's why Apple power adapters cost what they do
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It sure looks like the same barrel-shaped AC-USB adapter from HP, plus a standard USB cable included (apple offering only the adapter for $10).