Recent technical reports revealed that Apple suffered great losses due to fake AirPods, as AirPods are among the most famous headphones around the world, which bring great profits to Apple, but with the presence of counterfeit headphones, this affected the company.
According to report New, fake AirPods could cost Apple about $3.2 billion in 2021 alone, in the US alone.
The report also stated that those who buy fake AirPods are being tricked into buying them and will instead buy original AirPods if the fakes are not in the market.
The report cites data from US Customs and Border Protection on seizures in the past nine months to say that counterfeit AirPods will cost Apple about $3.2 billion in 2021.
According to US Customs and Border Protection data, there are about 360,000 counterfeit AirPods with a retail value of $62.2 million, and these were just a fraction of the devices manufactured.
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The report also mentioned that some people buy fake headphones due to their inability to pay high amounts for the purchase of original AirPods, so they buy fake headphones to save on the price.
Apple was also quoted as saying that counterfeit AirPods are not just a problem in terms of lost revenue, but a threat to users’ safety, with an Apple spokesperson saying: “Counterfeit products provide a poor experience, and can often be dangerous.”
Some former employees said that some of these fake AirPods are made from original molds that were stolen from factories that work with Apple.
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