July 31, 2021

US customs accidentally seize OnePlus earphones – News

US Customs seizes a shipment of 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods. At least they thought it was AirPods.

“CBP agents at JFK Airport recently seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods from Hong Kong, worth $398,000 if they were real earphones.”

With the tweet US Customs and Border Protection boasted about an airport repossession. The message was also distributed in a press release. But the photo clearly shows that it concerns OnePlus Buds, wireless earphones from smartphone maker OnePlus.

CNet notes that the actual value is only $158,000 because the earbuds are a lot cheaper than AirPods. They may look very similar to Apple’s earphones, but we should also note that Apple is not the first or only one with such a design.

In its press release, CBP points out the dangers of counterfeiting and how important it is to stop counterfeit goods. Both the tweet and press release are still online. Even responded the Twitter account of OnePlus USA already asking to return the earphones.

“CBP agents at JFK Airport recently seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods from Hong Kong, worth $398,000 if they were real earphones.” The US Customs and Border Protection tweet showed off a seizure at the airport . The message was also distributed in a press release. But the photo clearly shows that it is OnePlus Buds, wireless earphones from smartphone maker OnePlus. CNet notes that the actual value is only $ 158,000, because the earphones are a lot cheaper than AirPods. Although they look very similar to Apple’s earphones, we should also note that Apple is not the first or only one with such a design. In its press release, CBP points out the dangers of counterfeiting and the importance of stopping counterfeit goods. Both the tweet and press release are still online. Even though the Twitter account of OnePlus USA already responded with the request to return the earphones.

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