Fake Apple Airpods Pro are sold on the Internet. Experts warn that the fakes are often difficult to identify due to their “high quality”.
The y give tips on how to expose the wrong wireless headphones.
Apple’s wireless headphones are popular. In 2019 alone, the manufacturer sold more than 60 million Airpods. According to analyzes by market research companies, almost 200 million Airpods have been sold since the launch (2016).
At Apple, the Airpods Pro currently cost 279 francs. Original Airpods are available from some retailers for around 200 francs. Since the gadget is so popular, there are also fakes in circulation. Bargain hunters should be aware that the “Airpods”, which are often offered on Chinese platforms for a few francs, are fake.
The y list “Airpods Pro” for sale on auction and other sales platforms for around 150 francs. According to the IT specialist magazine “c’t”, the offers are often labeled as “B-goods, that is, returned items that have been opened but are as good as new.”
The content corresponded to the original, everything was there: headphones, charging cable and various attachments that are in the packaging of the Pro model of Airpods. When opening the charging case for the first time, an animation of the Airpods even appeared on the iPhone. “Up to this point everything felt like the original,” writes the tester.
But he was taken aback by the fact that his iPhone occasionally “froze” during use and the input from the keyboard was delayed. He next entered the serial number of his headphones on the official Apple website – it was valid, but the warranty had expired.
The se things sound so incredibly bad that you can hardly believe it. Even cheap headphones from the chewing gum machine sound better », so the devastating conclusion.
The experts advise users who come across fake dealers online to report them to Apple.
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