Following the death of a woman in China who was electrocuted by a knockoff iPhone charger Apple is launching a voluntary takeback program for third-party chargers. From August 16 through October 18 Apple retail stores and authorized service providers will take and dispose of any third party iPhone charger customers are concerned about.
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The iPhone charger that killed a woman in China wasn't approved through Apple's hardware certification program, and no doubt the company will use this as an example why customers should stick with Apple-branded, or Apple-certified, accessories. Apple didn't have to launch a voluntary takeback program, but it's a really smart move.