Apple Charger Trade-In Program Also Available In The U.K., Canada, Australia

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Apple announced a new charge trade-in program earlier this month, which gives those with third-party iPhone, iPad, and iPod adapters the chance to take them in and swap them for official ones at a special price. At first, it seemed the program was only available to customers in the U.S. and China, but that’s not the case.

According to a new support document on Apple’s website, those in the U.K., Canada, Australia, Japan, and parts of Europe can also take advantage of the offer.

Apple announced the program following reports of users dying and becoming seriously injured after electrocution from cheap, third-party USB adapters built for iOS devices. “Recent reports have suggested that some counterfeit and third party adapters may not be designed properly and could result in safety issues,” the Cupertino company writes on the support page.

“While not all third party adapters have an issue, we are announcing a USB Power Adapter Takeback Program to enable customers to acquire properly designed adapters.”

Those with a third-party adapter in the countries listed above can take it into Apple and swap it for an official one at a special price. In the U.S., the cost of the official charger is reduced to just $10, while in the U.K., it is dropped to £8 (from £15).

The program starts on Friday, August 16, and runs until October 18, 2013. Customers are limited to one adapter for each iPhone, iPad, and iPod they own.

Source: Apple

Thanks: Thomas Geller