12 ways to spot fake Apple AirPods Pro

Real vs Fake Airpods Pro

Today I’m going to show you the differences between the fake Apple AirPods Pro and the real Apple AirPods Pro.

The fake Apple AirPods Pro are also known as the i500 earbuds. You can usually find these for $50-$80 and they look almost identical to the original ones.

The problem comes when people buy the fake Apple AirPods Pro and then they resell these as the original ones. You definitely don’t want to spend $200 on a pair of fake earbuds.

I will show you everything so you can spot the fake ones next to the original ones.

The boxes look very similar. They have the same Apple logo everywhere, but the colors are a bit different. However, it’s going to be hard to tell that if you don’t have both boxes.

AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real box
AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real box

If you turn the boxes around and you look at the stickers, you going to notice that the sticker on the original box is placed lower.

AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real Manual
AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real Manual

Inside the box, you should also check the user manual because with my fake Apple AirPods Pro the user manual is from the original AirPods where on the original ones it’s the original manual from the Apple AirPods Pro.

AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real Charging Box
AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real Charging Box

The charging cases do look identical: we have the same LED light on the front, the same button on the back. But if you look on the back on the original AirPods Pro, you going to notice that it says “Designed by Apple. Made in China”. Where on the fake ones it doesn’t say anything.

AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real Charging Box Serial Number
AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real Charging Box Serial Number

If you open the charging case and you look at the top, you going to notice the original ones have the serial number. If you look at the fake ones, there is no serial number. The serial number should match the serial number on the box.

Both cases support wireless charging but I’ve noticed that the case on the original AirPods Pro has a brighter LED light.

AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real earbuds Serial Number
AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real earbuds Serial Number

If you take out the earbuds from the charging case, you should check out if the earbuds have the serial number on them. Originals have a serial number and fake ones don’t.

AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real bottom white plastic
AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real bottom white plastic

I’ve also noticed a few other differences. If you look at the bottom of the AirPods Pro, you’re going to notice that the original ones have some white plastic where the fake ones don’t have that white plastic.

AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real earcup shape
AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real earcup shape

If you look at earcup (the rubber part that goes in your ear) you’re going to notice that the fake ones have around earcup where the original ones don’t have around earcup.

AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real microphone
AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real microphone

On the back, the original ones have a microphone that used for noise canceling while on the fake ones that’s just a black piece of plastic.

AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real noise canceling
AirPods Pro: Fake vs Real noise canceling

When you pair them to your phone the pairing process is very similar. You just open the case then you have a pop-up on your iPhone and then you pair them to your phone. But ones they’re paired you should check out and see if the earbuds have the noise-canceling feature. The fake ones don’t have the noise-canceling feature. It’s very easy to spot, you have to swipe down, you’re going to your Bluetooth devices and you hold finger pressed on the Bluetooth there and you should see if you have the option for the noise canceling.

Using AirPods Pro is also a bit different. The original ones you squeeze onto the earbud but with the fake one you have to tap on that black part that supposed to be microphones.

These are some of the things that you should check out if you’re buying Apple AirPods Pro because you definitely don’t want to buy the fake ones.

Look out for that serial number because on the original Apple AirPods Pro you’re going to have the same serial number on the AirPods, on the charging case, and on the box. And chances are if you’re buying the fake ones they’re not going to have the serial number matching the box, the charging case, and the actual Airpods.

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