Death By iPhone Charger Prompts Apple Trade-In Deal

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Turn in your third-party iOS adapter to get an official iPhone, iPod and iPad version at half price.

The death of a Chinese woman from a third-party iOS charger prompted Apple to launch a worldwide "USB Power Adapter Takeback Program," under which it will sell discounted official Apple adapters to users who turn in third-party or "counterfeit" versions. Apple will sell the adapters, normally $19, for $10 starting August 9 in China and August 16 in the U.S. and elsewhere. For more details, see the Apple adapter-takeback program page