When we tried to guess the Australian dollar price that Apple would use to match the $US10 deal which it is offering to replace third-party USB chargers, we speculated $12 or so. It turns out Apple is going the slightly-more-expensive route: you’ll pay $14 if you want to swap your third-party charger for an official Apple one.
Apple updated its local support page over the weekend and confirmed the $14 price for Aussie consumers, which applies from 16 August to 18 October. $11 off is still not a bad deal at all, but clearly Apple doesn’t think the PR problem from someone being electrocuted by an iPhone is so bad it has to take a total bath on the issue. (Factor in exchange rates and GST and $US10 would come in around $12; the $2 margin might arguably be for Australia’s relatively unique power pin configuration, but as usual Apple isn’t saying.)
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