Detecting counterfeit chargers?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dozens, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. dozens macrumors newbie

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    I have 6 chargers and I know a few that I have owned in the past have been counterfeit. I'm trying to weed any I have that are out. Of the 6 I have 2 are "green dot" (with serial no.'s) and 4 are "Apple Logo". I weighed them and the green dots are 23g and the logo ones are 25g.

    Here is a pic: http://i.imgur.com/tYch752.jpg

    QUESTION ONE: Any help on telling if these are legit?

    QUESTIONS TWO: If it's true that counterfeit 'bricks' can damage the iPhone, what damage do they cause and how?
     
  2. Jakedonahuee macrumors regular

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    Honestly, I wouldn't worry. I buy 3rd party chargers all the time.
     
  3. Thomi2 macrumors newbie

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    Regarding question 1, it might be hard to tell.
    Regarding question 2, you may not worry for this. Actually, your phone would have warned you that you are using an incompatible iOS charger and that it could not be used for charging.
    So your iPhone wouldn't charge.
     
  4. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Only use the charger that came with your phone and if you need more, buy them direct from Apple. It's better to be safe than sorry.
     
  5. wxman2003 Suspended

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    The one with the Apple logo is fake. Apple does not put their logo on the chargers. Apple chargers have the green dot.
     
  6. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    Both can be Apple chargers. The Apple logo is on the recent version of chargers. The attached photo is of an unused charger out of an iPhone 6+ box. IMG_0548.JPG
     
  7. cbrand493 macrumors 6502

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    Australian iPhone charger has the apple logo and no green dot.
     

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