Airpod vs fake

Credit: Lumafield
  • A firm specializing in CT scanning has put Apple’s AirPods Pro (2nd gen) and a couple of fakes under the X-ray.
  • The scans show that Apple’s product is far more complex than any counterfeit version.

When a company makes a popular, high-quality product — like the AirPods Pro — ripoffs are sure to come out of the woodwork. These days, counterfeits have become sophisticated enough that they look a lot like the devices they are based on. However, that exterior is the only thing that comes close to the real version, and now we know why, thanks to some new X-ray scans.

Lumafield, the firm that showed us the difference between $5 and $130 USB-C cables, has now done the same with Apple’s AirPods Pro (2nd gen) vs its imposters. The 3D scans do an incredible job of showing how much more complex the real deal is compared to its imitators.