Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, software and online services, Apple is the largest information technology company , the world’s most valuable company, the fourth-largest personal computer vendor by unit sales and second-largest mobile phone manufacturer ,it is not unusual for its products to have counterfeits, These fake Apple products can trick anyone and you can be one of the victims. You need to read this article before buying any apple product, so you don’t end up in regrets, and if you have bought an apple product already, the question is how sure are you that what you are holding right now is an original or a perfect counterfeit unless you bought it from an Official Apple Store in Nigeria. In this article, you will learn how to recognize a fake apple product and how to prevent yourself from patronizing fraudsters.
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Apple was founded as Apple Computer Company on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne to develop and sell Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. It was incorporated by Jobs and Wozniak as Apple Computer, Inc. in 1977 and the company’s next computer, the Apple II became a best seller. Apple went public in 1980, to instant financial success. The company went onto develop new computers featuring innovative graphical user interfaces, including the original Macintosh, announced in a critically acclaimed advertisement, “1984”, directed by Ridley Scott. By 1985, the high cost of its products and power struggles between executives caused problems. Wozniak stepped back from Apple amicably, while Jobs resigned to found NeXT, taking some Apple employees with him.
Over the next decade, Jobs guided Apple back to profitability through a number of tactics including introducing the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad to critical acclaim, launching memorable advertising campaigns, opening the Apple Store retail chain, and acquiring numerous companies to broaden the company’s product portfolio. Jobs resigned in 2011 for health reasons, and died two months later. He was succeeded as CEO by Tim Cook.
Range of Products
- Apple Watch
- Apple Tv
Where to Buy Original Apple Products
The first step to prevent yourself from fraudsters is buying from Genuine Online stores, Apple Authorised resellers in Nigeria. This is one reason you must consider buying from Djt Smart Accessories, they sell genuine smart phone accessories, “premium quality phone and computer accessories from vetted brands”, they don’t just sell , they guide the buyer with relevant information so you can make the best informed buying decision.
Confirm its serial number
One thing that makes it easier for consumers to check the authenticity of their Apple products is its serial numbers which are unique to each model and can be verified in just a few clicks. It is important that you check whether the serial number on the box matches the serial number stated under Settings > General >About. Your device’s model, color and capacity, and the expected expiration of the warranty should match what is declared in the box.
Another way of checking the serial number is to verify if it matches Apple’s database. You can go to the Apple website then enter your Apple product serial number to authenticate your device. The system will either validate your request or you will see this kind of response “We’re sorry, but this serial number isn’t valid. Please check your information and try again.”. If you get the latter, then your Apple product is most likely a fake.
Check the warranty
All Apple products including accessories are qualified for a warranty upon purchase. If you check and you find that your device’s serial number does not match any record, then it is fake. However, if the warranty is expired or will be expired soon, then you have bought a used one.
Examine the hardware features
Unless you bought your Apple product from an official Apple store in the Nigeria, you will always have a doubt about your Apple product’s authenticity. Most fake look extremely similar to original Apple products at the first look. But some striking differences will give it away if you know where to look.
Things to watchout for
- Take a look at the diffuser- If you will look closely at the upper area of your AirPods, inspect the upper part of your AirPods and check the hollow where the sound comes out (the sound diffuser). This part should be properly aligned with the circle beside it. Fake ones tend to get this part misaligned.
・Analyze the bottom part of your AirPods- Just like the upper part, the bottom part of an AirPods has a diffuser but the fakes have a big difference from the authentic ones found in the official Apple store in the Philippines. An authentic AirPod has a bigger and lighter colored diffuser compared to a fake one. You can also notice that the “grill” of the diffuser of the fake ones is more etched deeper than an authentic one.
・Examine the charging case- there are two easy-to-spot indications of fake or authentic Apple AirPods. Let’s start with the outer part, you can notice how the reset button is placed higher than it should be. Second, is the text that says “Designed by Apple in California/Assembled in China”. This text is lighter and smaller in the original AirPods while bigger and thicker font on the fake. Lastly, the hinge part of the case is noticeable to be too segmented and the mirror finish is too much unlike the authentic one.
For Apple Accessories
Like Apple Devices, Apple accessories can be proven to be authentic by just looking at their box. Authentic Apple Products have the “MFI” (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPad) logo on their boxes.
・Apple chargers and connectors ALWAYS have the “Designed by Apple in California” writings and at the end of it is the 12 digits serial number which you can verify online.
・If you’re looking for a more detailed guide on spotting fake accessories, Apple has dedicated a support page to help identify counterfeit lightning connector accessories.
Apple is one of the most successful technology company in history, they are so successful because they pay attention to details, this is same reason the consumer trust all their products, if you need to buy an apple product with your hard earned money, then it is fair to buy from a genuine store, so you don’t end in regrets.