US Customs said they have seized 2,000 fake AirPods. But on blurred photos that the customs in the night from Sunday to Monday on Twitter you can see that these are wireless earplugs from OnePlus.
Customs officials at JFK Airport recently intercepted 2,000 fake Apple AirPods from Hong Kong, Customs writes. “They would have been worth $ 398,000 if they had been real.”
Also in the press release, US customs refers to the OnePlus Buds as fake AirPods. “Customs officials are protecting the American public on a daily basis,” said Troy Miller, New York’s director of customs. “The interception of these fake earplugs shows the commitment and success of our employees.”
It is not known whether customs may have looted more earplugs in addition to a delivery of OnePlus Buds. On Twitter OnePlus responds: “Hey, give it back!”
Just like the AirPods, the OnePlus Buds are also available as white earplugs. They come in a charging box. This one is round, while Apple’s is rectangular. How the confusion came about is not clear. Customs has not yet come back to it.