The products of the Apple company are the most desired by users, who, due to their high price, take advantage of the offers to buy them at a discount. Such is the case of AirPodswhich have a high demand since their market launch in 2016.
However, on some occasions, sellers offer counterfeit devices as if they were genuine. Given this, the OCU (Organization of Consumers and Users) made known through its portal the steps to identify fake AirPods. Which are? Here we tell you.
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How to verify the originality of Apple AirPods?
The Apple company has a website that allows users to check if their products are still under warranty. This way you can check if some AirPods are original. All you have to do is locate the serial number of the headphones. This can be found in two different ways:
- If the AirPods are connected to an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook, open the bluetooth menu and press the icon with a ‘i’ in a circle. Here you can see the serial number.
- You can also find the serial number written inside the product case, exactly in the space where the left earpiece of the AirPods is located. In the case of AirPods Max, it can be found under the left ear cushion.
Once you locate this number, you enter the web and place it in the field that appears on the screen. Then you complete the captcha and press the ‘Continue’ option.
If you see a page that asks for your purchase date to be entered or one that says what warranty options are available to you, the AirPods are likely legitimate.
However, if you receive a message that Apple “cannot verify coverage for this serial number,” it is almost certain that the headphones wireless are fake.
Other details to consider before buying Apple AirPods
Although there are counterfeits so good that they make it difficult to tell a genuine product from a fake, there are some very characteristic details of the authentic Apple AirPods that you should pay attention to so that you are not a victim of fraud, according to the OCU.
Run away from impossible offers
Original third-generation AirPods cost around 199 euros, so if you find them at a lower price than this, be wary. The product could be an imitation.
Request to connect AirPods with your iPhone
If you open the box of the wireless earphones and they are not automatically detected by your iPhone, it means that the wireless earphones are not genuine.
In the event that the AirPods are located by your mobile phone, in the same way, ask them to synchronize them, for security reasons, since some imitations are so good that the cell phone detects them as originals.
Use Apple’s ‘Search’ app
If the wireless earphones are true wireless, the app will detect them and will locate them on a map. However, if these are false, the alert sound will be emitted.
check the box
The original product comes in a white box, which has the Apple logo on two sides and the word AirPods in shiny silver on the other two. While at the top is the image of the headphones in relief.
What are the features of Apple AirPods Pro?
Apple’s AirPods Pro stand out for the inclusion of a cancellation system active noise reduction, a completely new design and improved sound.
Also, to avoid fatigue in this type of headphones, the company incorporated a system that automatically regulates the pressure of the ear, which reduces the fatigue caused after prolonged use.
In addition, they offer five hours of battery life on a single charge. While the wireless case offers the same 24 hours of extra battery life.