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Apple warns of counterfeit iPods

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2006
News Categories: iPod

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Apple has reportedly begun notifying its service partners of illegally manufactured digital audio players designed to closely resemble iPods. The counterfeit devices, usually imitations of the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, have strikingly similar designs but lack features such as a dock connector, functioning click wheel, and Apple operating system. Apple said the counterfeit iPods can be sold in very Apple-like product packaging and sometimes even come stamped with Apple logos and valid Apple serial numbers.

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1

That is a shocking fake!

Posted by Ajay on April 19, 2006 at 8:07 AM (PDT)

2

WOW!*! Which one is real? I think the black one on the left is genuine!

Posted by Vonnegut on April 19, 2006 at 8:25 AM (PDT)

3

I agree Vonnegut…I mean the white one doesnt even have a VOL button…how can you have an iPod without volume control??

Posted by name on April 19, 2006 at 8:28 AM (PDT)

4

black one has to be the fake.  look a the click wheel.

Posted by tampatrader on April 19, 2006 at 8:28 AM (PDT)

5

upon more than a quick glance….......

what a HORRIBLE fake that is.

Posted by tampatrader on April 19, 2006 at 8:30 AM (PDT)

6

Black is the fake and the white is the real one.

Posted by Jason on April 19, 2006 at 8:37 AM (PDT)

7

“Vonnegut” and “name”.

I like your sense of humour. Very dry. Some won’t get it I’m sure.

wink

Posted by Pud on April 19, 2006 at 8:57 AM (PDT)

8

The black one is the real one. It’s so obvious. I’m looking at mine right now and it looks just like the black one.

Posted by ort on April 19, 2006 at 9:04 AM (PDT)

9

Whats funny is that the black one is very bent and un aligned. Damn Chinese fakers, damn you all to hell!!.

Posted by DaveMeet2k1 on April 19, 2006 at 9:04 AM (PDT)

10

I wonder if the fake ones scatch as easily as the real ones?  Just my .02 cents worth.

Posted by Protocol on April 19, 2006 at 9:45 AM (PDT)

11

umm… did anyone compared the screens?

Posted by decodergrizzly on April 19, 2006 at 11:19 AM (PDT)

12

The black is a fake
Real ipods don’t have VOL buttons
If you can’t tell which is real and which is fake, you’re an idiot

Posted by WeIrDZ_ on April 19, 2006 at 11:25 AM (PDT)

13

The black one looks like it was colored in with a Sharpie.

Posted by PushButtonAction in Atlanta, GA on April 19, 2006 at 11:36 AM (PDT)

14

The black one is the fake, I used to work for the Geek Squad (so I saw them on a constant basis) and we sent the real piece of crap ones out to service atleast 4 -7 times a day (if not more).

Posted by Ms. Leen on April 19, 2006 at 11:40 AM (PDT)

15

Those shuffle fakes look pretty good actually.

Posted by Chahk on April 19, 2006 at 11:41 AM (PDT)

16

haha if anyone ever tries to sell me that black ipod i will slap him twice.

Posted by agctez on April 19, 2006 at 11:42 AM (PDT)

17

DaveMeet2k1: you shouldnt assume that chinese people made these things. How would you know if they even made them? Befor you post make sure you DONT be a racest!!

Posted by Edwin on April 19, 2006 at 12:04 PM (PDT)

18

funny to see how many people don`t have any humour smile
Anyway, beleive it or not, my sister bought one of those fakes while we were living in asia….for 30$.(she knew it was a fake of course..)

Posted by Florian Wardell on April 19, 2006 at 12:47 PM (PDT)

19

iLounge is the racist…which iPod did they make out to be the fake?  The BLACK one! 

Haterz.

Posted by PushButtonAction in Atlanta, GA on April 19, 2006 at 1:17 PM (PDT)

20

Haven’t you people ever heard of sarcasm? The first few posters were being sarcastic…

I can’t believe these replies to those posts:

“black one has to be the fake.  look a the click wheel.”
“Black is the fake and the white is the real one.”
“The black one is the real one. It’s so obvious. I’m looking at mine right now and it looks just like the black one.”
“The black one is the fake, I used to work for the Geek Squad (so I saw them on a constant basis) and we sent the real piece of crap ones out to service atleast 4 -7 times a day (if not more).”

No offense but if you can’t tell the difference between a genuine iPod and a fake, you’re an idiot…

Posted by Me on April 19, 2006 at 2:05 PM (PDT)

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