Big Picture: Counterfeit wireless headphones from China have become a big problem, as US customs seized a shipment of 5,000 fake AirPods and another 1,372 fake AirPods Pro through five checked shipments on July 7. But this is just a point. Iceberg, by 2021, the number of fake wireless headphones confiscated at customs exceeded 360,000 units, which is supposed to be double the number from a year ago.
Together, the counterfeit AirPods and AirPods Pro confiscated this month were worth $1.3 million — if it's a real deal — that's what customers who bought these fake products expected after checking suspicious shipments on July 7 The Centers of Excellence (CEE) finally confirmed that these products conflict with Apple's trademarks and seized shipments a few days later.
Like most counterfeits, five shipments come from the People's Republic of China - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) online shows that China remains a major source of counterfeit goods and piracy.