Odds are if you own any apple product, you have a vast assortment of charges for them. We personally are an apple family and have multiple products. Now that the lightning charges have been released, we are using a mixture of chargers which can also be a bit expensive. Our previous solution has been to do a quick ebay search and find the cheapest charges we could find straight from China. Sure it took quite a few weeks to get by mail, but for $2 each instead of $19 or more it has always been a good deal. Now you can take advantage of the Apple iPhone charger trade in deal!
Unfortunately in the news recently there have been a handful of issues revolving around unauthorized third party chargers. In fact, one woman was even electrocuted when she went to plug in her iPhone 5 with a bootlegged iPhone charger. Pretty serious huh? Well with that being said we now have two reasons that you will want to get out of your cheap Chinese bootlegged chargers. Safety is certainly an issue, but that’s not all. With the new release of IOS 7 coming out, Apple will stop supporting the cheap bootlegged chargers. How can they do this you ask? Simple, an apple authorized charger has a special chip inside that the new IOS 7 will be able to detect. If it’s legit, no problem you can charge away. If it lacks the special identification chip, then you might as well be using the cord as a USB capable shoe lace! It’s sorta like the special keys for your car. Without the special chip you’re car won’t start., Sneaky I know, but this update has been a long time coming.
Ok, so you know this isn’t a tech blog, but instead a site all about saving money, so what is the point i’m trying to get at? It turns out that Apple will be hosting an iPhone charger trade in sale! That’s right according to CNN and ARS Technica, starting August 16th and ending on October 18th of this year, apple will be hosting a trade in program! During this time you will be able to go into any Apple store or Apple Authorized Service Provider and get a new genuine apple branded charger for only $10! This isn’t just an iPhone Charger trade in deal, any iPhone, iPad, or iPod uset can take advantage of this deal! The regular USB cables are usually $19 each, so this is a pretty good offer.
In order to take advantage of this trade in program, you must bring in your Apple iPhone, IPod, or IPad and you can get a charger for each! They will also log the serial number to make sure you don’t do too many trade ins. Not a bad deal when you think about it. This trade in is supposedly sparked by safety issues, and I have no doubt that bootlegged Apple chargers can be dangerous, but the timing of the IOS 7 release is also right around October, so you might want to take advantage of this. just like the “Kicks for Guns” program, the old potentially dangerous charges will be disposed of properly.
Apple iPhone Charger Trade In Offer Details:
Dates; Aug 16th to Oct 18th
Location: Any Apple Store or Authorized Retailer – Find One Here
Bring in any iDevice for $10 iPhone Charger Trade In Event!
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