Counterfeit Chargers

Apple Advises Customers to Beware of Counterfeit Accessories

A couple of months back, Apple sued Mobile Star LLC, a company involved in selling counterfeit Apple power adapters and charging cables on Amazon and today, the Cupertino company has updated its website advising customers to beware of counterfeit power adapters and batteries. As pointed out by MacRumors, Apple has warned that some counterfeit and third-party power adapters and...

iPad Charger Teardown Reveals Risks in Using Counterfeit Chargers

Computer programmer and current Google employee Ken Shirriff has compared a counterfeit iPad power adapter to a genuine Apple adapter in a blog post, revealing how major internal differences between the two impact on power delivery and safety of the charging device. For starters, the genuine charger delivered a little above the 10W claimed, while the counterfeit...