The first generation of Apple AirPods has been launched for 6 years, but it is still a popular product in the true wireless headset market, and its unique shape has become a lot of pirated versions.according to The Information According to US Customs data, during the first nine months of the 2021 fiscal year, about 360,000 pairs of products identified as pirated AirPods have been detained for investigation, with a total value of more than 62.2 million US dollars. The relevant figures have been on the rise in the past five years, and the cumulative number has reached 50%. This shows that the local demand for “pirated AirPods” continues to rise.
Comparing the figures of the past fiscal year, the total value of pirated AirPods detained by the US Customs in 2019 was only 3.3 million U.S. dollars, but by 2020 it jumped to 295,000 pairs with a total value of 61.7 million U.S. dollars. This shows that the inflow of pirated AirPods is increasing Many.
According to estimates by The Information, these pirated AirPods alone have cost Apple hundreds of millions of dollars in this year’s figures, because the price difference between pirated and genuine versions can be as much as four times. Moreover, it is only calculated that the quantity of detained goods has been circulated in the market. At the same time, there are some other imitations that are apparently copied from AirPods.