How to tell if your Apple iPod nano, iPod shuffle is counterfeit

“Apple’s iPod has become so popular that counterfeiters are making their own versions and passing them off as authentic. At first glance, the fake iPods appear very real,” iPod Gear reports.

Even the boxes in which the iPods are packaged are counterfeits.

“Note [that] the On/Off switch on the fake iPod shuffle has no repeat setting. Also, [it has] no battery light indicator,” iPod Gear reports. “The fake iPod nano’s screen is very different in shape [and] the interface is nothing like the iPod interface.”

Full article with side-by-side photos of comparing the fakes to the real iPods here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “me” for the heads up.]

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53 Comments

  1. That’s a relief. It’s a good thing I bought 50 nanos from a street vendor the other day for $10 a piece. Hopefully he hasn’t caught on yet that there are fake iPods out. He might start selling those…

  2. Yeah, but are they iTunes compatible?

    What’s great about China is even the State of the Art tech equipment is made there now, right next door to the Commie-trademark infringing-patent ignoring-copyright cheating Chinese government sweat shops that retain the legal right to steal IP by walking through the front door, grabbin’ it and then cooking up their own version for sale back to us in the good ole US of A. We are going to be so happy in 20 years when the world slips into a depression 10 times worse than the “great depression” in the early 1900’s. To top it off, China will be sitting pretty to rule the world economically, then eventually politically.

    Thank you Slick Willie for handing over the keys to the candy store… (can you say MFN status? I thought you could)

  3. Huh? Our current good old boy is the guy personally responsible for racking up $9,000,000,000,000 in debt – what are you blaming Bill Clinton for?

    Sure, lowering taxes makes you popular in the short term, but debt doesn’t go away unless you PAY IT – georgie has a nine trillion doller mess that someone has to clean up

  4. “To top it off, China will be sitting pretty to rule the world economically, then eventually politically.”

    Yeah, but at the rate they are poisoning the farmlands they will have no agriculture. Maybe the world community can impose food sanctions.
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  5. With the current Worst President Ever™, it’s good to know that the few supporters he has left can still find a way to blame Clinton for all of our woes. I would find it humorous, but for the fact that you actually believe it. Had Clinton done one percent of the bad things that Dumbya had done, the Republicans would have impeached him. Oh yeah, that’s right. They did impeach him – for a blow job of all things. Yeah, I know what you are gonna say: “We didn’t impeach him for the blow job. We impeached him for lying.” Hmmmmm, and Dumbya didn’t “lie” about anything, right?

    If I were you, I’d worry less about China taking over and more about the fact that if your Constitutional rights are degraded anymore, living in China will actually be more free than living in the good ol’ US of A.

  6. Jimbo von Winskinheimer: “If I were you, I’d worry less about China taking over and more about the fact that if your Constitutional rights are degraded anymore, living in China will actually be more free than living in the good ol’ US of A.”

    Congratulations! You are now officially listed in my book as a total ignorant idiot.

    Can we take up a collection and send pitiful Jimbo von Winskinheimer person to China to live?
    Yes, Jimbo von Winskinheimer, you are stupid beyond belief. You wouldn´t know a Constitutional right if you saw one. But then you probably think being an idiot is a Constitutional right of yours.

  7. Consider yourselves lucky. We have a new conservative prime minister in Canada….Stephen Harper. The only diiferrence between the two is that Harper pronounces nuclear properly. We are back to the days of Mulroney and Reagan.

    God help us all……

    Magic word Working,…as ithese leaders are just as phoney and useless ad the iPod knock-offs.

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