Users Are Dead Cert Apple Knew About Those Zap-Happy Chargers Back In ’06

A few days back, Apple users nationwide cottoned on to the fact that tingly feel emanating from their chargers might not be a good thing. 

Not to be confused with the gentle vibrations caused by the satisfaction of owning a schmick phone or laptop, Apple issued a wide-reaching recall on wall chargers they’ve sold over the past decade due concerns over their safety. 
At the time, the tech giant claimed the recall was spurred by 12 complaints received worldwide. 
Not so, says Fairfax. Not so at all.

Digital Life claims that the number of complaints they have received from readers – and their own I.T staff – suggests a hell of a lot more than 12 people over 13 years would have had their complaints lodged by Apple. They even confirmed a complaint made about a charger starting a small house fire was recognised (and paid out) as far back as 2006. 

One other complainant, who had an iPad charger spark, smoke and generally shit itself, said the ease with which the charger failed suggested a much more widespread issue.  
A cursory glance of social media suggests the same; while we’d usually give it the benefit of the doubt due to the tech’s ubiquity, at least one other owner has come out about an exploding charger of their own since that article went live. 
Choice have also come out against the company, calling for them to drop further details on the affected products, before saying they’d copped some hectic reader feedback too.

Apple have yet to respond.  For the record, you can get the full scoop on the recall and if it affects you riiight here. 

Source: Fairfax. 
Photo: Twitter.