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Why should we avoid counterfeit Apple products at all costs?

It has become a real chestnut on Apple’s side. We regularly learn of the seizure of counterfeit products imitating those sold by the Cupertino company. Recently, electronic devices were spotted in Belfast and Portadown in Northern Ireland.

The sad consequences of counterfeiting

Worth 600,000 pounds sterling, or around 700,000 euros, this loot includes fake iPhones and AirPods sold by the Apple brand. If this news item interests us, it is in particular for the comments of the Northern Irish police which recall essential truths.

Law enforcement officials explain that these criminal networks attempt to copy any product sought by consumers. The latter can therefore buy fake devices which imitate the original more or less well without being aware of it.

You should also know that this clandestine trade is a preferred source of income for organized crime and that it sometimes presents risks to the health of users, because these articles do not comply with the standards in force.

Finally, and in most cases, these devices are produced in sweatshops where the workers are often vulnerable people who work in undignified conditions and receive poverty wages. We must therefore do everything to prevent this type of situation from continuing.

As a reminder, the authorities sometimes make significant seizures, and this was for example the case in March 2023, when the American border police announced that they had seized more than 1,000 counterfeit AirPods Pro 2 at Washington Dulles airport. You can learn more about this case in our dedicated article here.

Mark Tyson
Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer. Always interested in the way in which technology can change people's lives, and that is why I also advise individuals and companies when it comes to adopting all the advances in Apple devices and services.


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