Apple’s third-party USB adapter trade-in program now available in 30 countries

By , Aug 17, 2013

Apple USB Power Adapter

Following a handful of fatal electrocutions in China due to the use of unauthorized chargers, Apple unveiled a new USB Power Adapter Takeback Program earlier this month to “enable customers to acquire properly designed adapters.”

The program, which allows folks to turn in their third-party adapters for recycling, or trade them in towards the purchase of an Apple-branded adapter, officially launched yesterday, and it’s now available in 30 countries around the globe…

Here’s a list of the new countries and their respective trade-in values for third-party adapters (via 9to5Mac):

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Those looking to get a discounted charger must take their third-party USB power adapter along with an iOS device to an Apple Store or participating Authorized Service Provider. The special pricing is limited to one per device, and is valid until October 18, 2013.

In addition to the above countries, Apple is also allowing customers to participate in the Takeback Program in Australia ($14 AUD), Canada ($11 CAD), France (10 €), Germany (10 €), Japan (¥1,000), and the United Kingdom (10 €).

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  • englishmike

    Wouldn’t be € in UK!

    • Hyr3m

      Nah, they really give you 10 useless/worthless Euros!

      You can go spend them in Ireland or something ^^

      Easy money btw : find £5 power adapters and go sell them to Apple for double the price :P

  • Linton Findlay

    Wish they did trade in programs for 30pins cables for lightening

    • Jack Wong

      Put it this way, it is “safe” to use 3rd party cable, but not power adapter.

  • Kok Hong

    No Cambodia :(

  • Rafael Marques

    Brazil is out of the list as well. When a charger costs almost 20% of the minimum wage i thought it would have been a priority market for the trade program… o.O

    • Diego Gastón Milano

      Exactly! Why are they adding first world countries where these devices are way more accessible and people would more than likely not use cheap/clone stuff?
      Oh well… hello black market. :)

  • Martin

    Oh, and there is Poland – funny thing because we don’t even have real Apple Store in whole country (only resselers). I have to go to Berlin to buy some new toys :)

    • Vitor Esteves

      Same in Portugal. I’m impressed!

      • Andy

        No Apple Stores in Ireland either.

  • Sandeep

    Y not in India

    • Bob

      There’s no Apple stores in India.

  • vs511

    BRICS pretty much missing. Not useful, like at all IMO

    • n0ahcruz3

      What Country is S?