Apple released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus a few weeks following the release of the Galaxy Note 7, however, sales of the former are expected to soak following the death of the latter.
Samsung stopped the production of the Galaxy Note 7 after numerous reports of fires and explosions were brought forward from different parts of the world. Even though the South Korean tech giant has yet to come to the root of the problem, Apple is making sure that such a case doesn’t affect the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
In what seems like cracking down on sellers of fake Apple products, the company has warned that over 90% of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accessories, among other Apple products, sold on Amazon are counterfeits. These include third-party chargers as well as cables, something the company says could lead to the same happenings as what we’ve been seeing with the Galaxy Note 7.
As opposed to cases where Amazon would argue that the products in question were sold by third-party players on the platform, the products that Apple tested were sold directly by the giant online retailer. However, Amazon has since been able to distance itself from the case, naming its supplier Mobile Star LLC instead. According to Apple, the supplier has been using its trademark illegally as well as selling fake products that had not been passed through the required safety tests.
With such chargers and cables on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, Apple warns that consumers are exposed to immediate dangers. Unlike Apple products, these fake accessories are not subjected to industry-standard tests with respect to consumer safety and that they are also constructed poorly using similarly poor components or missing components. The end result of this would overheating devices that may easily catch fire or deliver deadly electric shocks to those using them.
Be warned that the “Fulfillment by Amazon” tag is only meant to assure that the product is sold by Amazon and that it will be delivered safely. However, it has nothing to do with assuring that the products are indeed genuine. As a result, the only places you can trust when buying your iPhone 7 accessories are certified Apple Stores or the company’s online store.