While Apple maintains the suspense on the official launch date of the third generation of AirPods headphones, Chinese manufacturers are going on the offensive. Headphones presented as AirPods 3 have just appeared, as shown in this video originally posted on the TikTok site:
Of course, this is a counterfeit that takes the design mentioned in most rumors: the headphones would have a shorter stem, like the AirPods Pro, but would be devoid of tips.
In the meantime, it is possible to know precisely if the AirPods we bought are original models, as shown in the video below:
It shows that it is possible to identify AirPods by their serial number by going to the Apple website and checking that the date of purchase matches. Another solution is to go to iPhone settings (General / About) and see if you get any information about the AirPods you are using (e.g. firmware version). Indeed, only official models can transmit this type of data.
Also to discover in video:
The third generation AirPods are expected to be announced in the third quarter of 2021, so it will take some patience.
Source : MacRumors