US Customs Sieze Thousands of Fake Apple Airpods, Turns Out They Were OnePlus Buds
Thousands of “Fake Airpods” seized by American authorities turned out to be just Oneplus’s new wireless headphones -Buds.
US Customs and Border Protection shared this image on Twitter with a comment that those are “not Apple”.
THAT’S NOT AN ? —
CBP officers at JFK Airport recently seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods from Hong Kong, valued at $398K had they been genuine.
Details via @CBPNewYorkCity: t.co/XMgjkfT56i pic.twitter.com/Ofn9REJ9ZB
— CBP (@CBP) September 14, 2020
But what they didn’t know was that those earphones are actually not knockoffs but Oneplus’s new buds which cost much less than the originals. OnePlus even asked them to return those on Twitter with a simple quip.
Hey, give those back! ?
— OnePlus USA (@OnePlus_USA) September 14, 2020
We wonder why anyone would confuse the buds for airpods? Hopefully others will take note.