Us customs and Border Protection tweeted that its officers had recently seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple airpods from Hong Kong, valued at $ 398k had they been genuine.
Cbp tweeted’that’s not an Apple’ as if all of the 2,000 blocked units were OnePlus buds. At $ 79 each, 2,000 of them would be worth $ 158,000.
Apple created the form factor that Apple created is now shared by many models of true wireless earbuds on the market. Nobody in the press release is OnePlus even mentioned, and there’s no clarity as to whether officers knew what they were looking at.
There’s seemingly no trickery at play, at least with the seized product. If airpods were supposed to be in the shipment, that’s another story.