Genuine charger?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by luke.twomey85, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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  2. macrumors demi-god

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    Yes it's all fake on that site. Apple doesn't sell parts and accessories through third party outfits unless they are official dealers..... :apple:
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    But are you having any problem with it? I always used third party cables at work and in the car and never had any problem
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks mate, do you have any information on whether their products are actually safe - even if they are not genuine?

    I'm not stupid, where chargers are concerned I'm not going to cut corners.... but I could live with it being a fake, as long as it's actually a safe, tested product.

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    To be honest I haven't used it yet, as I was suspicious... I've heard horror stories about fake chargers catching fire in the past (UK Watchdog) so didn't want to chance it.
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    There's no telling. If you want to continue to use it then you'll have to be comfortable assuming the associated risks.
     
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    I wouldn't trust a fake. But in the US not even the genuine chargers have 3 prongs. They have 2 prongs that are the same size instead of one being a little bigger.

    Genuine will say "Designed by Apple in California". Definitely fake.
     

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  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Looks fake to me, how about the weight?

    I was given a fake one once, opened it up and was shocked to find that the insides were nothing more than 2 wires going to the main 2 prongs (also in the UK).there was no ground wire, no fuse and the wires connecting were very VERY thin.
     

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