Apple Offers To Exchange Faulty Charger

Affected iPhone adapter now with built in hand warmer!

iPhonians have been completely willing to live without certain basic things. Let’s look at a few of these things that iSheep are willing to go without shall we?

  • NFC
  • Bluetooth that actually does what it’s supposed to.
  • A file manager
  • The ability to download media from somewhere other than iTunes
  •  The ability to type
  • A decent web browser
  • A smartphone

Well, one thing the wall huggers cannot go without is a charger. And sadly, Apple seems to have had a bit of an issue being able to produce chargers that work safely.

From Apple:

Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the Apple 5W European USB power adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk

Well, luckily it can’t be that many right?

“This adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012 in the countries listed below. It was also sold as a standalone accessory.”

Well, nevermind  then.

“Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to exchange every affected power adapter for a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge. We encourage customers to exchange any affected adapter for a new one as soon as possible”

I think we all know that Apple’s top priority is making money. Now, some could say I’m biased against iPhone, and they’d be right, but I’m guessing that the reason they decided to replace them now is because not replacing them could have cost them more money.

My favorite part of this, the reason I think my friend sent me the link, (thanks Ken) is because it’s a great example of the Apple marketing/ spin machine at work. Because, you see, this is not a defective accessory,  it is an “affected adapter”. Yes, it’s affected by a defect.

And here’s the epitome of a great Apple announcement,

Apple 5W European USB Power Adapter Exchange Program

Oh you lucky iDiots! iF you have an “affected adapter”, then you qualify for this great program! No, no… it’s not a recall, it’s the great Adapter Exchange Program! And they’ll be oh so happy about it!

Let’s all save everyone the time and trouble, drop that iPhone in a recycle box,  and trade up to a BlackBerry!



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  • nnik

    Well, in case the phone itself doesn’t manage an impressive enough explosion, they needed a backup plan

  • G-bone

    Wonderful take on the “Apple Experience “.


  • Canuckvoip

    But I thought the adaptor was awesome cuz it made fire!

  • Reverend Grim

    What I want to know is…
    … after three years worth of phones, 2009 – 2012 and then 2 year later… why the hell didn’t some iDiot at Apple realise something was wrong sooner? have these people abroad been electrocuted by cheap 3rd party chargers? Maybe when they got fried the iPhone in question informed the NSA and they, in turn, informed apple who popped round and swapped the chargers out…
    Now there’s a conspiracy theory for you all to chew on!
    If this is true then you may well never hear from me again…

  • Darren Clark1

    Haha Crapple just crack me up, my daughter has an iPhone 4s which has been exchanged on many occasions due to the “FAULTY” design if the on/off switch. Crapple however have said it’s due to the user continually using it to turn the phone……… yes you’ve guessed it on/off and advised she should just plug it into the mains which will automatically turn the phone on. Mmmm so in other words the on/off switch is actually just an “off” switch, they also said it is due to customers dropping the phone, I mean come on who has never dropped their phone at some point or other. Anyway its now out of the warranty period and they want to charge £120 to exchange it, I’d rather wait till the Z3 becomes available in the UK and replace it with one if those instead……………

    • MePiikan LzBolaz

      There’s a recall for the faulty power button and it’s the users fault. I wonder how many people fell for that. locco_smiley_35