I Thought They Were Joking…

When I first read about the iPhone Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Exchange Program, I saw the part about returning the old unit, but I didn’t think they were serious. I received my new adapter today, and it came in a way to large box considering the size of the adapter, and it also came with instructions on returning the potentially defective adapter.


Ultracompact USB Power Adapter, Ultra Large Box
Ultracompact USB Power Adapter, Ultra Large Box

I am kind of conflicted here as a stockholder in AAPL, replacing and removing all the potentially dangerous units from the street, is probably a good thing, preventing potential lawsuits, because some twit thought it was a good idea to pry the broken blade out with a fork. The thing is that I think they could have come up with a better way of handling, like maybe some bubble wrap and and an envelope, or just not require the return of the adapter, a simple disclaimer along the lines of “Destroy the old adapter, continued use may cause serious Injury or death”, but that would put responsibility in the hands of the end user…

The other thing is that I don’t recall entering a Credit Card when I submitted the paper work, but I did have to enter the iPhone’s serial number etc… so I guess they could get me through AT&T or the iTunes store.





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