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Apple finds 90% of its accessories sold on Amazon are fake; sues main manufacturer

By midian182 ยท 32 replies
Oct 20, 2016
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  1. marko88

    marko88 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Thanks for news, it is interesting
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,366   +1,390

    Common stuff with simple specs is one thing, but I never buy non-Apple chargers as others have been known to literally FRY the device they are charging. Penny wise and Dollar foolish - - allowing a $1.95 charger to destroy an expensive iPad or iPhone.
  3. luatthienma12

    luatthienma12 TS Rookie

    I bought on amazon and found very good quality
  4. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Evangelist Posts: 353   +110

    I guess you don't like paying 4 times as much for that "solid Electrical engineering". Good engineering isn't about throwing money at a product, it's more about designing it to do it's job without overkill and waste.
  5. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,040   +555

    No, I don't like over-paying. Which is why I buy other well-design products from other companies. Sticking to chargers, Anker is another company that doesn't skimp on design, components, or QC & QA. They are hardly the 'bargain basement' chargers that are the target of this article, but are still much cheaper than Apple.

    By my own estimation, about 25% of Apple's pricing is marketing, 25% for the "privilege" and aesthetic, and the remaining 50% is engineering costs and ensuring a profit is turned on just those cost. From a pure hardware perspective, I respect them. But, because I know what I am looking at, I also know I can buy comparable hardware from other companies for much less.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,366   +1,390

    We all have reasons why we select one product over another, and price is frequently a primary discriminator.

    While many enjoy building and modifying their PC, I've had my hardware days when in high school with etching my own pc-boards, fm/am radios and mobile transmitters.

    Reliability and Security are my hot buttons, so I don't root my cellphone. With all the variations that have been derived from Google for the Android and the subsequent ease of hacking these devices, it's no surprise that would opt for well managed platform where there are coding standards and requirements that must be met to allow Apps to arrive on the Apple Store.

    So yes, I (willingly) pay extra to obtain better Reliability and Security.
  7. Bluescreendeath

    Bluescreendeath TS Booster Posts: 93   +92

    Amazon also commingles user reviews/ratings for completely different products in the same/similar product line. A lot of Amazon policies make zero sense.
    Evernessince likes this.
  8. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,590   +570

    Sue Amazon they are complicit

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