Apple USB Power Adapter Takeback Program Will Cost $11 in Canada


Apple announced their USB Power Adapter Takeback Program a week ago but it has been recently updated to include countries outside the USA and China (via 9to5Mac). Canada is now included along with Australia, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.

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A drop down menu displays an option to select your country, which then reveals appropriate pricing. In our case, a replacement USB power adapter will cost $11 in Canada (versus $10 in the USA; blame the exchange rate?):

If you need a replacement adapter to charge your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, we recommend getting an Apple USB power adapter. For a limited time, you can purchase one Apple USB power adapter at a special price — $11 CAD. To qualify, you must turn in at least one USB power adapter and bring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to an Apple Retail Store or participating Apple Authorized Service Provider for serial number validation. The special pricing on Apple USB power adapters is limited to one adapter for each iPhone, iPad, and iPod you own and is valid until October 18, 2013.

You will be required to trade in a third party adapter to qualify for the program, which starts in three days and ends on October 18, 2013. Anyone going to jump on this?


  • 1His_Nibs1

    Once again Canadians are expected to pay MORE! What’s the exchange rate like 3 cents? 5 after the banks take there cut? Bloody ridiculous!

  • anon

    Any idea if we can get the iPad charger with an iPhone or iPad mini? it’s cheaper!

  • Matt

    If a knock off can be produced for under $2 than just imagine the actual cost to produce these things when you’re manufacturing millions of them. There’s no justifying an additional $1 just because we’re in Canada.

  • Tim

    What a bunch of cheap bastards. That’s like hanging out with a bunch of loyal friends for an evening and then realizing the next day that your buddy owes you a buck and calling him on it because he only sported you a ten-spot at the end of the evening.

  • I think this is possible. We’ll find out soon.

  • What’s that saying again? If you save 50 cents today and 50 cents tomorrow, you can then go to the dollar store?

  • Flaxx

    A 10% hit for Canadians. Thanks for nothing Apple. The adapters should be $10 all the time. It’s in their favor as my sister has gone through 2 iPhones that broke and went all bonkers, then I realized she had a cheap Taewan adapter at work. Apple’s adapters cost about $5 – $7 to make, so $10 is actually a decent price given they need to package, ship, and stock them. But as I said, make a profit on iPhone not adapters as the latter cost them big bucks when they blow the former under warranty.

  • chickeee

    plus tax

  • M

    Don’t bother … the ‘Specialist’ I spoke to at the Apple Store at 220 Yonge St, Toronto hadn’t heard of the Power Adapter takeback program — and said I had to wait in line to make an appointment with the Genius Bar. Why would I wait, just to make an appointment to come back on another day, just to pay $11 for an adpater??? What a waste of my time — I guess I’m not a true Apple fanboy after all.