apple_logo2Fake and unauthorized third-party accessories are everywhere. Given how much official accessories cost, it is understandable that customers would much rather fork out $10 for an unofficial cable than $20-$30 for an official one. Unfortunately as per previous testing, it has been discovered that this is probably not the safest thing to do.

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That being said, Apple has since quietly updated its support website where they are now warning their customers against using counterfeit batteries, power adapters, and third-party accessories in general. Apple claims that, “Some counterfeit and third party power adapters and batteries may not be designed properly and could result in safety issues.”

Like we said, previous testing has found that pretty much the majority of fake accessories fail basic safety tests, such as being insulated properly to prevent electric shocks. If that can’t even be guaranteed, we’d hate to think about the safety for more complex matters, such as maintaining a consistent flow of energy, or preventing overcharging which could lead to overheating and explosions.

Apple had previously revealed that 9 out of 10 of the third-party accessories sold on Amazon are fake, so maybe the next time you’re shopping for parts, consider spending a little more for that peace of mind.

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