Samsung is the one producing the counterfeit adapters in the first place.
Originally posted by Relic
Originally posted by Relic
You're correct and that's the problem with such a campaign. It's a tough call for Apple.
The part I don't understand is why is anyone using a 3rd party adapter (unless they purchased a 2nd or 3rd adapter for use in other locations, like work)? Doesn't Apple supply one legit adapter with each device all over the world?
I bet these cheap adapters weren't even purchased at retail: I bet they were purchased from street vendors.
That's odd. When did Samsung start to use Apple's charger? Couple months ago, I was at my friend's house and my iphone ran out of battery, but his Samsung charger couldn't charge my iphone. I'll have to check again. I'll be able to save some money if I can use Samsung charger for my iphone.
...despite the fact that Apple had to do nothing about replacing any of these non-genuine chargers for individuals who feel obliged to save a dollar and answer their phones after just stepping out of the shower, covered in water, while having it plugged into a lethal, electrical power source.
Let me sum it up for you:
Apple did nothing wrong here and STILL offered to address the issue.
Good customer service, yes?
Chance to make some profit too! Hope it'll raise the stock by a dollar or 2.
so this douchebag joined Apple insider just to say that , how many more posts can we expect I wonder , waiting for #2
I have both. In real life, they don't look very much alike. The Samsung one has a nice flange to grab hold of. The Apple one has that grey inner area. There's no way to mistake one for the other.
Apple doesn't provide a charger with the iPod touch, for instance. Just a USB cable.
And golly, I sure wish Apple used a mini-USB like the rest of the planet, so you could use anybody's charger while you're out and around. Or maybe be really cool and come up with a port that takes both theirs and mini-USB.
If anything will hurt their "cheaper iPhone" chances in emerging countries, it'll be requiring Apple cables that might be hard to keep or find.
I would mostly agree with you but some people are getting knockoff chargers bundled with "region shifted /gray market" iPhones. And I personally paid a normal price for what I thought was a real Apple charger in a Moscow "Apple"-ish store and it turned out to be a fake. I'm not saying that everyone is being fooled and certainly some (many) people will buy anything they can plug a USB cable in and charge their phone without thinking twice. I have even noticed that on some planes the USB ports are poorly grounded or are under/over voltage causing weird behavior with my phone. One amplified the sensitivity on my touch screen so much that I could interact with it even with my fingers an inch away.
I thought that the family of the fellow in the coma and the young lady had insisted that the chargers were not fake. Apple responded initially by saying 'It was with great sadness we learned through press reports that a Beijing customer was injured while using a "knock off" or counterfeit charger and we are looking into this further." but to date they have neither denied or confirmed if either were fake. Does it really take 3 months to confirm if a product is genuine?
Just because a charger is an original there is no guarantee that some wont be dud. All products are manufactured to have an "acceptable" failure rate.
There have been reports of genuine Apple chargers catching fire, eg the iphone charger used to charge an ipad
There is no reason to assume that an Apple charger is any safer than a belkin one but I would rather not leave a pound shop charger plugged in all of the time.