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fake airpod gen2? *** Can someone with AirPods 2 help please ***

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by metachi, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. metachi

    Wise Guy

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    post office guy gives it to me to have a look because its no longer working.

    I've checked the serial no. on apple warranty site and says "We’re sorry, but this serial number isn’t valid" The writing looks odd too, especially the word "Apple"

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  2. Feek

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    The lettering on my original AirPods looks different to that and what I've got ties up with this page.

    This is the one behind the right AirPod.

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    And here's what it looks like behind the left AirPod.

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    Totally different to what you've got although it may have changed for the AirPods 2. My serial number checks out on the Apple site though.
     
  3. metachi

    Wise Guy

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    the fonts on your one is proper san serifs and my looks crap, it has little serifs on the end of each letter. definitely fake then.
     
  4. Feek

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    Right, the model number on the one you have is for the wireless charging case.

    It should look like this

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    I hope someone with AirPods 2 can confirm this but it does look dodgy to me.
     
  5. Zeebedy

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    Yeah I bought “replicas” off the bay without realising. But the guy was good and got a full refund once I sent them back as I said I was looking for originals.
     
  6. Feek

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    Well, @metachi, I tried to get someone in here who's got them but even editing the subject didn't help. A lot of people have posted saying they have these, it's a shame nobody stepped in to have a look for you to absolutely confirm it.
     
  7. metachi

    Wise Guy

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    no problem. i think these are fake anyway. the serial no. should work on apple site and the fonts look crap to me.
     
  8. Alpherah

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    Serial isn’t legit. Font is off (but not terrible, I’ve seen worse)
    Also the cut out for the button, and the hinge are far lower quality
     
  9. TheOracle

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    I really don't understand why ebay / amazon (for third party sellers) haven't been hit with a massive fine.

    You only have to search for say "hugo boss tshirt" to find literally thousands of fakes.
     
  10. Sparx

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    Here's the lettering from my Wireless AirPods if it helps :)

    They do look very different to the OP so likely are fake...

    My serial number checks out on Apple's SN checker, so mine are definitely legit :p

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  11. picnic

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    This thread had me quite worried, I have some iPod Pros and the writing and layout is very similar to the OP's pictures but my SN does checkout OK with Apple. Only thing significantly different is I don't have the Apple bit in the left hand side.
     
  12. Alpherah

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    AirPod Pro text is similar and the layout is different so don’t worry
     
  13. robfosters

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  14. Captain

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  15. whiskycycle

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  16. robfosters

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    Right, I've got them, sorry to be paranoid, but I thought I'd check. Do these look genuine? The serial checks out on Apple and shows them as airpods pro. I always thought they was assembled in China?

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  17. Captain

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    Mine which I bought direct from Apple say Made in China.
     
  18. Feek

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    You're fine - Have a read here.

    You're especially fine as the serial number shows as valid.