How to spot fake Apple

Check if your Apple product is genuine with our real vs fake comparisons: iPhone, AirPods, Apple Watch, and more. Pick your item and read the detailed comparison!

3 quickest ways to spot fake Apple

1. Serial number

Find your Apple product’s serial number:

  • On the box
  • In “Settings”  on your device

Then take it through Apple Check Coverage.

2. Authentic

  • Purchase date confirmed as valid.
  • Access Apple services via the “Your Coverage” section.
  • Warranty specifics are clearly shown.
  • Benefits of the hardware listed in the black box.
  • Sufficient details present to verify authenticity of the AirPods Max.
  • Unable to verify the purchase date.
  • Apple services not displayed.
  • Information about the pair is incomplete.
  • High likelihood (>95%) of owning a counterfeit pair if the serial number matches the one shown above.

Apple fake vs real guides for individual items

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