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Pretend AirPods Three change arms earlier than the true ones come out

According to TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who previously forecast a debut in the first half of 2021, Apple will launch new wireless earbuds, tentatively dubbed AirPods 3, in the fourth quarter of 2021. Alleged practical images and renders have claimed to give us a glimpse of their design, which appears to be heavily inspired by the AirPods Pro. While Apple is typical of its upcoming earbuds, counterfeit AirPods 3 are already sold out.

AirPods 3 fake products

– DuanRui (@ duanrui1205) April 8, 2021

According to videos shared by the DuanRui treat (@ duanrui1205), counterfeit AirPods 3 have already hit the Chinese market and appear to be a replica of the ones we’ve seen so far in the leaks. It’s also possible that the design of the real AirPods 3 leaked out of the supply chain and was quickly copied and turned into fakes even before the real thing is officially started.

Apple is doing the real thing in China. It is natural for the fakes to appear here first!

China is arguably the world’s largest market for making cheap replicas of expensive items, especially electronics. Additionally, much of Apple’s products – including AirPods – are assembled by Foxconn in China. Recently, Apple has shifted some of its manufacturing to Vietnam, but China remains the manufacturing hub. And this begs the question: are the fake AirPods 3 sold in the Chinese market, inspired by the real ones that have yet to be officially launched?

AirPods 3 counterfeit products.

– DuanRui (@ duanrui1205) April 8, 2021

Leaked renders and live images suggest that the AirPods 3 have a half-in-ear design, which ensures a more comfortable and secure in-ear fit. They also borrow the Black Touch input area and pressure relief vent at the top from the more expensive AirPods Pro. More importantly, they offer support for spatial audio, a technology previously only available on AirPods Max and AirPods Pro. However, active noise cancellation is not part of the package, which is likely to keep costs in check.

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Nadeem Sarwar

I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years, having worked with names like NDTV and Beebom in the past. Leaving the latest news aside, I’ve checked out my fair share of devices that range from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I’ve also interviewed tech managers and appeared as a moderator on YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets.

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