Apple has announced a global USB adapter takeback program under which it will offer original Apple USB adapters at 50 percent discount. The program, which started on August 16 in many countries is yet to begin in India. However, Apple India has reconfirmed to BGR India that the program will indeed begin in India too. Also Read - Apple might launch the AirTags, updated iPad Pro in March 2021: ReportAlso Read - Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE go on sale in India; Everything you need to know
We checked out a few Apple premium retailers in Delhi, who claimed having no knowledge about the existence of such a program. But Apple India insists the program will begin in India towards the end of the month. “Some partners might not be keen to highlight it as they are still waiting for some formalities and the parts to ship,” we are told. Also Read - Apple iPad Air with A14 Bionic and iPad 8th gen announced; Everything you need to know
Apple initiated the USB adapter takeback program after reports of users getting electric shocks and even getting killed when they used a fake or third party USB adapter. Under the program, users can dispose off their third party USB adapters and get an original Apple USB adapter at 50 percent discount. However, one can buy only one adapter under the program for every iOS device. Apple has not yet revealed the price of the USB adapter under the scheme in India. Apple intends to run the program till October 18.