updated 09:14 am EDT, Thu July 25, 2013
May be response to electrocutions involving iPhone chargers
Apple has posted a warning on its Chinese website, urging people in the country to avoid using unofficial power chargers with its products. The page also instructs people on how to identify official chargers, using photos of AC adapters for the iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini. First-party chargers have particular labeling.
The reason for the message is unexplained, but is likely related to a pair of electrocutions involving third-party iPhone chargers, one of which was fatal. Although third-party models aren't necessarily dangerous, some are counterfeit and designed to resemble Apple gear without necessarily passing the same safety standards.