Apple says 90% of all Apple charging accessories sold on Amazon are fake

Apple says 90% of all Apple charging accessories sold on Amazon are fake

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Great deal!

I literally just shed a tear that Apple may have lost some potential profit in their anti-universal products. Sad times

good old amazon

People wouldn't buy the fake stuff if Apple applied reasonable pricing to their accessories. I have several third party accessories and have not had an issue with them.

Did their techinical Chief Scientist went on to say out of 90% fake, how many are dangerous or safe to use? This is the critical consumer concern. How about even a representative sampling of results? Surely it is not rocket science to do a sample dataset.

All the charging cables purchased for my wife's iPhone 6 have stopped working, the only one still alive is one one that came with the phone. Feels like I'm being blackmailed to purchase their own ridiculously priced cable.

pill

All the charging cables purchased for my wife's iPhone 6 have stopped … All the charging cables purchased for my wife's iPhone 6 have stopped working, the only one still alive is one one that came with the phone. Feels like I'm being blackmailed to purchase their own ridiculously priced cable.



You don't have to buy Apple's cables, but neither should you buy the rubbish found in Home Bargains, B&M, Poundland or eBay (to name a few). The branded ones are usually ok (though nowadays you can't be sure they are not fake either ;))

Well I only buy from Apple .. Cables , beans , cars , TVs , kippers , custard , paracetamol .. I have faith in Apple .
Would the timing of this statement coincide with an iPhone 7 going on fire ?
Edited by: "plodging" 24th Oct 2016

Cynic

plodging

Well I only buy from Apple .. Cables , beans , cars , TVs , kippers , … Well I only buy from Apple .. Cables , beans , cars , TVs , kippers , custard , paracetamol .. I have faith in Apple . Would the timing of this statement coincide with an iPhone 7 going on fire ?


Qrunch

Cynic


Ooo the pain.

Banned

Their products are overpriced so they can't really expect everyone to suck it up and buy Apple-certified.

Banned

All of my genuine apple charge cables seem to fray and split at a weak point where it joins the connector. Far better to buy a cable this won't happen with so apple are out of the equation.

I bought Apple certified products and they broke within weeks. Apple really have monopolized their products to the point where people are sick of it. I've got an iPhone 4 as a backup and suddenly, as Apple announced it was no longer supported, the cable stopped working. Co-incidence? Probably, but it just proves a point. A cable simply shouldn't die. It has one main job - to transport electricity to the phone safely and they can't even do that properly.

I don't like apple products as I find them inferior to samsung. Not sure why most people prefer them, is it just like designer clothes? Just liking something because of the hip brand name?

My charging cable gets taped up at the weak point within a week . And trying to pull An apple plug out the socket is like a game of tug o war .. Any reason there's no ridged area to aid this . Probably not.
Edited by: "plodging" 24th Oct 2016

plodging

My charging cable gets taped up at the weak point within a week . And … My charging cable gets taped up at the weak point within a week . And trying to pull An apple plug out the socket is like a game of tug o war .. Any reason there's no ridged area to aid this . Probably not.


how about taping it straight away? surely that'd stop the weak point? (that one at least)

For the price apple charge they should all be made of pure gold and be indestructible.

shauneco

For the price apple charge they should all be made of pure gold and be … For the price apple charge they should all be made of pure gold and be indestructible.



or at least send out free charging cables when they become faulty

Predikuesi

You don't have to buy Apple's cables, but neither should you buy the … You don't have to buy Apple's cables, but neither should you buy the rubbish found in Home Bargains, B&M, Poundland or eBay (to name a few). The branded ones are usually ok (though nowadays you can't be sure they are not fake either ;))


Your advice was as helpful as a chocolate watch oO

More to the point is Apple going to replace these cables for $10 each like they did in 2013?
Edited by: "splender" 24th Oct 2016

The official Apple charging cable holds up fine if you unplug it whilst holding the plastic part and not the wire - the way it was designed to be used.

I agree that the plug itself is a bloody pain in the ass to get out of the wall, they need to redesign that.

WheresMeNuts

Your advice was as helpful as a chocolate watch oO



..... and you bothered to criticise it!

pill

All the charging cables purchased for my wife's iPhone 6 have stopped … All the charging cables purchased for my wife's iPhone 6 have stopped working, the only one still alive is one one that came with the phone. Feels like I'm being blackmailed to purchase their own ridiculously priced cable.


Anker charging cables from Amazon have been doing well for me.

They're called 3rd party cables (Anker, Amazon Basics etc). Not fakes.

poopscoop

They're called 3rd party cables (Anker, Amazon Basics etc). Not fakes.



No, they are called fakes - i.e. not genuine Apple products - as per the title; Apple says 90% of all Apple charging accessories sold on Amazon are fake


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Edited by: "RossD89" 25th Oct 2016

RossD89

No, they are called fakes - i.e. not genuine Apple products - as per the … No, they are called fakes - i.e. not genuine Apple products - as per the title; Apple says 90% of all Apple charging accessories sold on Amazon are fake


apple only seem to identify one supplier, are they supplying 90% of amazons 'apple' stock?
or are they including 'GENUINES APPIL CHARGR' from marketplace too?

brilly

apple only seem to identify one supplier, are they supplying 90% of … apple only seem to identify one supplier, are they supplying 90% of amazons 'apple' stock?or are they including 'GENUINES APPIL CHARGR' from marketplace too?



Obviously not as they are genuines.

poopscoop

NOPE. Like saying that Belkin make "fake" goods. They are third party … NOPE. Like saying that Belkin make "fake" goods. They are third party products. Fake goods are ones that have Apple copied packaging and same design of cable.



Clearly you are a lost cause if you struggle to understand the basic English in the OP and the clarification which I gave...

honestly, use some common sense... a £1 cable isn't going to be much good and likely to be fake, but the £5 Amazon Basic range are certified by Apple and work fine, I have bought many over the years and all are still fine. Shop around and use reliable brand names...

So Apple are dubbing anything "third party" as fake? Do Apple or the deluded on this thread actually understand what a fake product is?

cicobuff

So Apple are dubbing anything "third party" as fake?



No they are not.
" As many as 90% of the chargers and cables listed as being "genuine" Apple products turned out to be counterfeit."

cicobuff

So Apple are dubbing anything "third party" as fake? Do Apple or the … So Apple are dubbing anything "third party" as fake? Do Apple or the deluded on this thread actually understand what a fake product is?


ross was trying his best!

tregs

No they are not." As many as 90% of the chargers and cables listed as … No they are not." As many as 90% of the chargers and cables listed as being "genuine" Apple products turned out to be counterfeit."



Looking at some other articles, it is not so much that the products are fake, they have been incorrectly listed on Amazon as "Apple" products, is this Mobile Star misleading Amazon or Amazon incorrectly lumping their products under the "Apple" banner, who knows?

Certainly the heading of the particular product here lists no mention at all about it being "Genuine" or displaying any "Apple" logo. Could it be Amazon not taking responsibility ensuring third party products are listed correctly?

https://images.ifun.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/apple-klage-wegen-gefaelschtem-zubehoer-bei-amazon.jpg

tregs

At the end of the listing it states "Original Apple OEM.....etc" Has this … At the end of the listing it states "Original Apple OEM.....etc" Has this anything to do with Amazon?



Yes it is an original Apple OEM charger. Does that make it a genuine one? It has everything to do with Amazon. If they are lumping in third party sellers into a category that clearly states "by Apple" after the description of said item and does not state Genuine in description, then third party sellers clearly are able to sell original Apple OEM chargers.

Therefore is it Amazon at fault for a listing description that does not state genuine and having the product listed as "by Apple", or are Micro Star as a third party seller actually packaging and branding their products as genuine Apple ones which Amazon fell foul of?

Seems to me like poor journalism across a number of sites, with no clear indicator of where the blame lies.

If you actually understand what an OEM is, then where does the error lie?

While an OEM is similar to a VAR (value-added reseller), it refers specifically to the act of a company branding a product to its own name and offering its own warranty, support and licensing of the product. The term is really a misnomer because OEMs are not the original manufacturers; they customize the original product.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 27th Oct 2016
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