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Old 09-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #26
Andrew H.
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Originally Posted by AnemicOak View Post
$9.99 doesn't sound to bad. I've found that a lot of the third-party stuff doesn't work as well, at least I've had bad luck with iThing cables.


I'm itching for a new phone and at this point it's still going to be the new iPhone or an SIII, can't wait to see what Apple comes out with (even if I don't get one).
Here is an very interesting article describing the teardown of an iPhone charger, showing that it is a particularly high quality device, and also a particularly high profit margin device. I had no idea that chargers were so complex.

http://www.arcfn.com/2012/05/apple-i...n-quality.html


Here is a similar article concerning a $2.79 no-name charger. Conclusion: dangerous; don't buy:

http://www.arcfn.com/2012/03/inside-...d-why-you.html

I don't think that the lesson is exactly that you get what you pay for; there are probably intermediate priced 3d party chargers from well-known companies like Belkin that are probably at least safe. But at least for electrical components, it's probably best not to go for the cheapest item sold on Ebay.
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