Apple probably could have gotten away with shrugging its shoulders at the recent news that a Chinese woman died from an electrocution allegedly caused by a faulty knockoff iPhone charger, but today 9to5Mac reported that the Cupertino company is taking a far more nobler stance. Later this month, it'll allow customers to bring in their old USB power adapters and receive new, Apple-designed ones for a lower price via a "takeback program."
Apple released its fiscal earnings for its second quarter today, announcing revenues that exceeded projections while also announcing its first profit decline since 2003. The revenue numbers were solid, with Apple reporting revenue of $43.6 billion and a quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share. That’s well ahead of the estimates of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters prior to the meeting, who had predicted profits of $9.98 a share.