4 Using Sketchy Accessories
First-party Apple accessories aren’t exactly cheap, at least compared to the plethora of third-party options out there. But while you may save a buck in the short term, using these sketchy third-party chargers could actually pose a threat to your iPhone — which, of course, costs upwards of $1,000.
In other words, saving a buck or two now just isn’t worth it in the long run. According to a study by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, 99 percent of counterfeit Apple chargers fail basic safety tests. That could mean significant risk to your iPhone, including potential battery damage or even house fires.