This is why I only buy Lightning cables, chargers and batteries for Apple products from the Apple Store. It’s just too risky to buy them anywhere else.
It’s been known for a long time that cheaply made Lithium Ion batteries are very dangerous and will short, catch fire and burn. Now Samsung has made this abundantly clear.
Ben Lovejoy of 9to5 Mac writes “More than 90% of ‘genuine’ Apple chargers & cables sold on Amazon are fake, says Apple.”
There’s no shortage of third-party chargers and cables sold for Apple equipment, some of them claiming to be the genuine article, but Apple has found that even Amazon has been selling counterfeit products labelled as the real thing. The products concerned were sold by Amazon directly, and not by a third-party Marketplace seller.
The items have now been removed from sale, and Apple is suing the company that made them …
Amazon responded, stating that the company ‘has zero tolerance for the sale of counterfeits on our site. We work closely with manufacturers and brands, and pursue wrongdoers aggressively.’
Given the number of fake Apple products available, we always urge caution where the price is significantly lower than the official price. This is especially true in the case of MagSafe power supplies, where any price lower than available from authorized resellers is an immediate warning flag.