Pretty much everyone has a mobile phone these days, which means a lot of people also have a charging cable. Although so many people own mobile phones, many of us don’t know the dangers of owning a counterfeit or uncertified mobile phone charging cable.
In this blog, as it’s the most popular smartphone in the UK, we’re going to look at how to spot a fake iPhone charger.
As the iPhone is the most popular choice of smartphone with consumers, this means fake iPhone chargers are on the rise and the risk of being caught out by one is greater.
50% of chargers bought from online trading/auction sites use poor components and the average fake has less than half the amount of components that genuine Apple cables have, which accounts to counterfeits only costing 3p. Is the saving worth risking it? No.
There’s always a risk with fake chargers that they can cause your device to overheat and subsequently explode, destroying your phone and possibly injuring you in the process. The poor components used to make a fake charger can also lead to electrocution, frying your phone’s inner tech and giving you a bit of a shock too.
There are a few things you can check before using your charger to find out if it’s a fake or not.
It’s a lot easier to tell if a charger is a fake or not when you have it in your hands, this is why purchasing a counterfeit charger online can be easily done as it’s harder to tell if it’s fake by looking at poor quality or a limited amount of photos of the product. To ensure that you’re buying the real deal, we recommend purchasing from a reputable source and heading to a legitimate Apple store where you can view the product and know it’s real.
Although you will be paying more for the real deal, it’s worth the extra spending when it means less risk for you and your phone.