Apple: Nearly 90% Of 'Genuine' iPhone Chargers On Amazon Are Counterfeit
Have you ever purchased an iPhone charger from Amazon.com only to realize that it did not function correctly? That is because Apple revealed the majority of iPhone and iPad adapters and charging cables labeled as “genuine” and “official” are actually fake. So Apple recently filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com supplier Mobile Star LLC for alleged trademark infringement, according to PatentlyApple.
Apple purchased a number of chargers from Mobile Star LLC to perform safety tests and determined that the products were “poorly constructed, with inferior or missing components, flawed design, and inadequate electrical insulation.” But because of Amazon.com’s trusted reputation, consumers were convinced that the fake iPhone chargers were real. And since those products were sold directly “by Amazon.com” using Apple’s product marketing images, it made the products seem even more real.