Apple has finally stepped in to put a stop to the needless deaths of literally tens of thousands of Chinese people electrocuted by their charging iPhones, the Washington Post reports.
From Friday, customers will be able to swap unauthorised chargers for certified, non-electrocutey Apple models for 68 yuan (down from the totally-reasonable-price-for-some-wires-wrapped-in-plastic of 149 yuan). Unlike the extra-special warranties the company began offering to Chinese customers after the last semi-manufactured scandal, this deal will also be available in other markets, beginning on August 16.
In July, a flight attendant was electrocuted by her iPhone after she picked it up while it was still plugged in to the mains, she had just got out of the shower.
A week later, a Beijing man was left comatose after being shocked by his phone. Both victims were reported to be using non-Apple chargers.
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