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Apple customers offered cut-price charger trade-in
By Zhu Shenshen

APPLE is offering cut-price chargers to customers who trade in fake or third-party items following two incidents where one person died and another was seriously hurt.

From Friday, people with unauthorized power adapters will be able to swap them for certified Apple models for 68 yuan (US$11) compared to the regular price of 149 yuan, Apple said yesterday.

The offer will be extended to the United States and other markets from August 16.

Users can swap their adapters at Apple Stores and authorized service providers. Any USB power adapter made for iPhone, iPad, or iPod can be swapped for the official version at the special price.

In Shanghai, there are three Apple Stores -- on Huaihai Road, Nanjing Road and Lujiazui. There are also 13 Apple authorized service providers in the city.

Apple said it would ensure that the substandard adapters would be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

The offer will be valid until October 18, Apple said.

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