US Customs Gloats Of Seizing ‘Fake Apple AirPods’ Which Are Really OnePlus Buds
By Izza Sofia, 15 Sep 2020
Image via OnePlus
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it had seized “thousands counterfeit Apple AirPods earbuds” from entering the US border, but little did it know that those were OnePlus Buds.
In a press release, the CBP proclaimed that it retrieved “2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods Earbuds” on 31 August. The cargo was destined for Nevada and if the “merchandise were genuine, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) would have been US$398,000,” according to the press release.
The statement also released photos of the seized items, which appeared to be genuine OnePlus Buds. “That’s not an Apple,” the CBP tweeted alongside photos of “counterfeit Apple AirPods.”
While the OnePlus Buds look similar to Apple’s AirPods, they’re not counterfeit goods.
Meanwhile, OnePlus is having fun with the situation. “Hey, give those back!” it tweeted.
THAT'S NOT AN 🍎 —— CBP (@CBP) September 14, 2020
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: https://t.co/XMgjkfT56i pic.twitter.com/Ofn9REJ9ZB
Hey, give those back! 🙃— OnePlus USA (@OnePlus_USA) September 14, 2020
[via BBC, cover image via OnePlus]
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