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How to identify the authenticity of AirPod?

How to identify the authenticity of AirPod?

By  Dahlia Bronson 2020-01-06 813 607

[how do you think AirPods is true or false] now many fake AirPods on the market have reached the level of mixing fake AirPods with real AirPods, and how to look at fake AirPods has become an issue of great concern to many users who are going to buy AirPods. In order to make you faster and more accurate to distinguish between the true and false AirPods, we give a detailed comparison of the authentic and fake AirPods for your reference.

AirPods see true and false appearance

This comparison uses AirPods2 (right) and Loda 1536U-2 chip copycat version (left). The latter has a higher degree of copycat work, and it is also a kind that is more difficult for users to identify. If you buy this kind of AirPods, how do you think it's true or false? We can judge from these appearance details:

1)Seam workmanship. The seam treatment of the fake AirPods is rougher than that of the authentic AirPods2 in the seam treatment of the charging box, the gap is larger and there may be a phenomenon of glue overflow. Press the knockoff version of the charging box has a more obvious sense of looseness.


2)Charging interface. The "charging interface" edge of the fake AirPods charging box is made of chrome-plated plastic, while the edge of the authentic AirPods2 charging port is made of aluminum alloy treated by CNC cutting process.


3)Boxes of stamped words. The fake AirPods is printed as MODEL A1602 in the charging box, while the charging box of the authentic AirPods2 will indicate the model number, serial number and power description of the headset and headset box.


4)Charging contact. The rechargeable metal contacts in the fake AirPods charging box are round (there are obvious defects in the workmanship of the plastic part), while the genuine AirPods2 is a protruding metal square.


With the launch of the new generation of fake AirPods, it has been difficult for users to judge whether the

AirPods is true or not just from the appearance. So we need to feel it in terms of experience. Fake AirPods can now be recognized by iOS devices and macOS devices like genuine ones, and operations such as outbound Siri, touch start / pause, and so on can be implemented. However, there are still the following differences in the use and feeling:

1)Distance sensing. Both the fake AirPods and the authentic AirPods are equipped with light distance sensors, but the response speed of the former is slower than that of the latter and may even be unrecognizable. Specifically, when we put the headphones close to our ears, the fake AirPods takes longer to recognize and start playing music, and sometimes it doesn't work.


2)Game delay. In the case of listening to music and watching video, the delay of the copycat version of AirPods is not obvious, according to our actual measurement, the delay is about 400ms. However, in the game, the sound delay of the fake version will be more obvious, while there is basically no delay in the authentic version.


AirPods look at the true or false serial number

When it comes to the question of how AirPods thinks it is true or false, we naturally can't do without the serial number of checking AirPods. Generally speaking, the authentic AirPods will have the product serial number on the inner surface of the charging box lid, and we can use this serial number to identify the authenticity on Apple's official website.


The specific method is to access Https://checkcoverage.apple.com/cn/zh/After obtaining the serial number of AirPods. The warranty service and support period of AirPods can be viewed after entering the serial number and CAPTCHA. If the warranty period expires or there is a large gap between the purchase date and the warranty period (more than 1 month), the headphones are likely to be fake. At this time, it is recommended to contact Apple customer service for confirmation.

After reading the appearance, experience comparison and serial number query method of true and fake AirPods above, I believe you already know how AirPods thinks it is true or false. However, the editor still wants to remind you that when you buy AirPods, you must ask the seller for an invoice. What does


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