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."
To take advantage of the offer, simply bring in your old power adapter for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod after August 16 (either third-party or designed by Apple) to your local Apple Store or authorized retailer, and the staff will dispose of it for you "in an environmentally friendly way." If you did so, you can then purchase a new one for just $10, although Apple's announcement also states that this offer will only be available until October 18.
(Via Mac|Life all.)