When buying an accessory for iPhone, the first question arises – buy the original one or not? But if you decide to spend more money, it is not a fact that the seller will be bona fide, and you will not get a fake. Even in large stores you can find counterfeit products. Therefore, it is better to always immediately check the authenticity of the contents of the box, and do not hesitate to ask the seller to open it and show the goods.
If it turns out to be defective, and you come to return it the next day, the store employees will be in a very uncomfortable position. To avoid conflict situations, you always need to know – where is the original, and where is the fake. Certified third party accessories have the MFi program logo on the packaging (Made for iPhone). These products do not Apple, but their quality is subject to the company by the company …
The first thing to look at is production quality. The company Apple pays special attention to this and the products are free of visual defects. This is basically what distinguishes the original headphones from a fake, since few people can determine it by ear. But in the end, the original will last you a long time.
Note, this is the headphone box. It should be made of high quality plastic, which gives off a little bluish tint. While the fake gives off yellowness. Also, it should not have any burrs, and the logo Apple must be present on it.
The headphones themselves must be made very carefully. They should not have gaps in the area where they are connected to the wire, and the “droplets” themselves are made to the touch of a single piece of plastic, with a barely noticeable seam. For fakes, this seam is often not made neatly, and is very striking.
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If there is no L / R mark on the headphones, this is a fake. Although EarPods have a specific shape, some users, having purchased such headphones for the first time, confuse the sides.
Now about the lattice. The original earphones have it made of metal mesh, while the replica is made of fabric.
The original Lighting cable is expensive. Its price ranges from 1,500 rubles. These cables break often, and every time it is inappropriate to give such an amount for many. Therefore, there is a temptation to buy non-original cords. The main disadvantage is that the device may not accept the accessory, since it is not certified. Also, fakes can harm the device (for example, overheat the connector). But if you decide not to risk it and give money for a real Lighting cable, then you will not hurt to find out its main differences from the copy.
The Apple Lightning to USB cable should be labeled 'Designed by Apple in California' and 'Assembled in China' in China), 'Assembed in Vietnam' (Made in Vietnam) or 'Indústria Brasileira' (Made in Brazil) approximately 18 cm from the USB port. The 12-digit serial number is located next to these labels.
Third-party certified Lightning to USB cables usually have a manufacturer's label next to the Lightning connector.
The original Lighting connector is made from one piece and has a gray metal surface. The dimensions of the connector are always the same – 7.7 x 12 mm.
The USB connector is made of sleek, gray metal, and has trapezoidal USB contact housing and gold colored contacts. There should be a solid and flat surface of insulation inside.