A number of third party chargers for iPhone have caught fire in recent months. Apple’s response? Joanna Stern:
The company will start a “takeback” program Aug. 16, when it will accept any third-party USB power adapter made for the iPhone, iPad or iPod and replace it with an Apple adapter for $10. The 5W and 12W USB power adapters usually retail for $19 at Apple stores.
Benevolent response? Or, sly dogs? Apple could generate plenty of good will and store traffic with the program.