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US Customs are seizing record numbers of fake AirPods

July 16, 2021


The arrival of AirPods in 2016 kickstarted a wireless earbuds boom that skyrocketed even further following the launch of AirPods Pro in 2019. That trend has resulted in record numbers of counterfeit wireless earphones being seized.

Fake AirPods are increasingly popular

The Information reports that around 360,000 counterfeit wireless headphones with a retail value of $62.2 million were confiscated in the first nine months of the US government’s fiscal year (September 2020 — June 2021).

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