Apple's Advice To Avoid Shocking Phones: Use Our Chargers

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has seen a string of news stories from China in recent days, reporting iPhone owners getting electric shocks (including one death by electrocution) when answering calls while the phone was charging. The phone maker's conclusion: The problem is faulty third-party chargers, including some counterfeits that look like Apple products. Apple has added a page to its Chinese website describing how to tell a genuine Apple charger, though that's not likely to help if counterfeiters copy everything, including the labels Apple is pointing to. As VentureBeat points out, the only way to be sure of getting an Apple charger is to buy it from Apple—a safety measure we're sure Apple would like just fine. Story