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European iPhone Chargers Prone To Overheating 128

Posted by Soulskill
from the marketed-as-the-only-incendiary-device-you'll-ever-need dept.
jones_supa sends word that Apple has launched an exchange program for European iPhone USB power adapters. The company says its A1300 adapters were bundled with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S models, and were also sold on their own from Oct. 2009 to Sept. 2012. The reason for the recall is that the adapters "may overheat and pose a safety risk." No further details are provided (a YouTube video shows a teardown of the device).
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European iPhone Chargers Prone To Overheating

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  • Re:Prices (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 13, 2014 @04:52PM (#47232869)
    As many teardowns and analyses have discovered (http://www.righto.com/2014/05/a-look-inside-ipad-chargers-pricey.html), Apple's chargers are much better engineered, more robust, safer, and put out better quality power than the cheap alternatives. That doesn't mean the cheap ones don't work fine for most people, and it doesn't mean Apple's are flawless, but it does mean you're getting a more robust product with less chance of failure and safety issues for the extra money. Whether that is worth it to you or not is up to you - but don't pretend both products are equivalent.

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