Apple’s Power Plugs Causing Electric Shocks, Company Offering Replacements
It looks like the makers of iPhone are not having a good time this week because after Apple disappointed many with the Safari outage, it has now been revealed that some of their power plugs might actually be a safety hazard. There are chances your AC wall plug adapter might cause an electric shock!
The company has officially confirmed the problem and announced that they are now providing replacements for all the adapters that belong to the affected models.
To be specific, if you are in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina or Brazil you should be plugging out your charger now to check its model. See the images below to see how to figure out whether your power plug is dangerous or not (they could also have KOR, AUS, ARG or BRA written on them depending on your region instead of EUR).
Apple has determined that, in very rare cases, the two prong Apple AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched. These wall plug adapters shipped from 2003 to 2015 with Mac and certain iOS devices, and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.
The shocking part is that Apple kept shipping these models for years! Any how, there are four prong types that are affected, see their official website for details.
You can get your replacement from your local Apple Store, an Authorized Service Provider, or by contacting the company’s official support team here.