AirPods 3 is only supposed to come out during the third quarter of 2021; yet, counterfeits have already beaten the original ones to the punch in the market.
Apple announced to officially release its latest version of wireless earbuds, the AirPods 3, in the second half of this year. Previous sources have also stated that although mass production of the wireless peripherals is underway, the original ones should not appear this early.
Hence, people should be wary of online shops selling AirPods 3, as these are only counterfeits of the originals. However, getting victimized by these scams is understandable, since the fake earbuds are quite difficult to distinguish from the original ones.
A Twitter user named DuanRui often posts products on their accounts, and just hours ago, they posted a video that showcased a fake AirPods 3. In the video, you can see that the counterfeit exhibits the same design as the original.
Looking at the product closely, it appears similar to the AirPods Pro, with the earbuds having sensors and short stems on each bud. What seems to be absent is the interchangeable eartips, so it is unsure if this makes it to the actual pair.
Besides the earbuds themselves, the charging case also looks comparable to what Apple produces. Moreover, the earbuds can connect to an iPhone, further making it more believable despite its fakeness.
Further evidence to prove that the counterfeit AirPods 3 look like the original ones can be seen in previously leaked renders of the design. When compared, the counterfeit and the renders look very similar. Undeniably, the production of these knockoffs took a long time in the design phase, as proven in the meticulous appearance of the outcome of the launch that even Apple has not done yet.
Avoiding AirPods 3 Counterfeits
While the original AirPods 3 is still months away from appearing in the market, people can take advantage of the internet to research what they should look like. Moreover, knowing the real release date will give people awareness that any store claiming to sell AirPods 3 is shady and that the product is most likely fake even if it is advertised as the original.
During this period of waiting, more counterfeits of the upcoming wireless earbuds will flood the market, and undeniably, some people will fall victim to them. It is essential to stay vigilant and updated with Apple’s official announcements to avoid getting duped by scammers.
Apple is a multinational company that has produced gadgets to cater to the advanced digital age. Its products are popular among all age ranges due to the ease of use it allows despite the advanced features it provides.