A warning via a message on the iPhone screen is the solution that Apple found to notify if the headphones (airpods) used by your team are fake.
If you receive an “AirPods cannot be verified” alert when you try to connect your AirPods with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, verify that your AirPods are genuine. You can choose not to connect your unverified AirPods or connect them in Bluetooth settings. If you connect your unverified AirPods, they may not work as expected.
iOS 16 brings a lots of newsbut this “fake AirPods detector” wasn’t introduced until last week’s Release Candidate, and it may give rise to talk among users who weren’t aware that their AirPods are fake.
In fact, this Monday, September 12, when iOS 16 officially began to be released, several users realized that their airpods were not real.
I just updated to iOS 16 and apparently my AirPods are fake?? I’ve had the mfers for a while now too 😭 pic.twitter.com/TqG4ruUNNd
— syin ✨ (@syinite) September 12, 2022
The problem for many users is that the replica airpods that are sold on sites like eBay or AliExpress have an almost identical similarity in quality and design, and even serial number, than the originals.