Leaning how to spot original from fake iPhone and iPad chargers could save your life

We’ve come across a number of stories about people getting hurt when using fake iPhone or iPad chargers. Some get electrocuted, some get burned. According to one report, a Chinese woman died after being electrocuted by one of these chargers. Moral of the story is, never use fake chargers, but is there any way to spot the fake from the original? Fortunately, you can get all this information from KenShirriff.


According to the blog, it’s easy to differentiate the fakes (pictured above), since they really do look fake. To make sure you don’t get fooled, an original Apple charger reads, “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China,” noting “Foxlink” as the manufacturer. The fake charger reads, “TM © 2010 Apple Inc.,” but won’t have the rest of the inscriptions.

Again only use original Apple chargers for your iPhone or iPad. They may be more expensive, but they’re sure not to cause any accidents.

Have you ever experienced problems with fake Apple chargers? Will you continue to use these chargers, or have you learned your lesson? Let us know through a comment on our Phones LTD Facebook page.

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