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# 215308 21-Jun-2017 14:30
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The wife has an Ipad and iphone both come from AU. One charger died some weeks ago and the second one has now died. Because they are permanently plugged into the walls, I have never noticed that the pins don't have protective sleaves and that they have holes in them.

 

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Does any body else have apples changers like this? To me they look fake.

 

 

 

 

 

 






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  # 1804657 21-Jun-2017 14:32
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Definitely not AU/NZ plugs.  EDIT: Definitely fake, even China plug is not like this.  If they skimped here (looks like US type pins) where else did they skimp?  Buy some branded chargers locally and smash those to bits, IMO, a lot of the fake iphone chargers are not very safe.




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  # 1804659 21-Jun-2017 14:36
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ubergeeknz:

 

Definitely not AU/NZ plugs.  I would assume fake.  Buy some branded chargers locally and smash those to bits, IMO.

 

 

 

 

Yeah. We are so confused as to where they have come from and neither of us have purchased any on ebay/banggood/alieexpress and we have no idea where the originals have gone. It's like somebody has substituted our original for fakes. But this sound ridiculous. 






 
 
 
 


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  # 1804660 21-Jun-2017 14:37
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Were the devices "refurb" units?




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  # 1804663 21-Jun-2017 14:40
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ubergeeknz:

 

Were the devices "refurb" units?

 



 

 

 

Nope. iPad I got from Duty Free in Sydney Airport and the iPhone was ordered from directly from Apple Online via AU.






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  # 1804690 21-Jun-2017 15:21
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Plugged in at work and a cheeky staffer has swapped them?

 

 





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  # 1804693 21-Jun-2017 15:27
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Looks like someone along the line has done you the ol' switcheroo...


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  # 1804807 21-Jun-2017 19:31
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I'm sure I had one of these on a 5s. It was bought from Apple. They're a good size and do have au pins. I'm sure it's just camera angle showing them as straight.




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  # 1804809 21-Jun-2017 19:33
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Definitely fake, the text is oriented the wrong way to the pins.

 

This is not a US charger, the entire shape of the cube is different. Only the AU/NZ chargers are this shape, and the pins are always insulated and oriented correctly on a Genuine Apple article.

 

These 100% will not have come with a real Apple product so have likely been switched/mixed up.


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  # 1804856 21-Jun-2017 20:39
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Also the ones I have like this have an Apple logo above the top line of writing, so these are not even actually purporting to BE Apple chargers 🤔

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  # 1804859 21-Jun-2017 20:43
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davidcole: I'm sure it's just camera angle showing them as straight.

 

it's not that they are straight, they are not wide enough, not insulated half-way down, and have holes.  NZ/AU pins are wider, don't have holes, and are insulated half-way.

 

OP's fake chargers:

 

fake chargers with dodgy pins

 

c/w genuine article:

 

genuine apple charger


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  # 1804862 21-Jun-2017 20:48
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ubergeeknz:

davidcole: I'm sure it's just camera angle showing them as straight.


it's not that they are straight, they are not wide enough, not insulated half-way down, and have holes.  NZ/AU pins are wider, don't have holes, and are insulated half-way.


OP's fake chargers:


fake chargers with dodgy pins


c/w genuine article:


genuine apple charger



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  # 1804873 21-Jun-2017 21:07
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PhantomNVD: Also the ones I have like this have an Apple logo above the top line of writing, so these are not even actually purporting to BE Apple chargers 🤔

 

The logo was removed a year or two after this style charger was introduced. I have genuine Apple ones with and without the logo.


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