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Apple extends adapter takeback program to UK, other countries

updated 04:54 pm EDT, Mon August 12, 2013

New countries to join August 16th

Apple is extending the number of eligible countries in its USB adapter takeback program. The program began in China August 9th, and is coming to the US on August 16th. Now also joining on the 16th will be Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK.

The deadline for the program in the new countries is October 18th, as in the US. Participants can get a new USB adapter at a discounted price, so long as they bring in an old third-party adapter plus an iPhone, iPod, or iPad to validate a serial number. The lower price is $14 in Canada, 10 in France and Germany, ¥1,000 in Japan, and 8 in the UK.

9to5Mac claims that each retail Apple Store will have at least one iOS Genius on hand to conduct trade-ins for the old adapters. Stores are also, reportedly, already receiving related training materials.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Jemster

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 10-21-09

    Serious question - Will they also take back their own faulty chargers? I got 2 sitting here... one that gets very hot, and another that does nothing. May be a few years old, but dangerous is dangerous, right?

  1. Flying Meat

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: 01-25-07

    I'm guessing the warranty period is well over on those.
    They should both be disposed of appropriately.

    Neither would qualify under this Take Back program, but I'm sure you knew that. :)

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