If you get a ‘Cannot Verify AirPods’ alert
At MacMedics, we encounter counterfeit AirPods on a fairly regular basis. Customers will often say they received them as a gift or they were purchased on Facebook Marketplace for well below the retail value. Fake AirPods WILL usually have an actual Apple serial number, so don’t let that fool you.
LPT: If you DO get a set of AirPods as a gift, they are usually gifted without AppleCare+. You can buy that for $29 via the Apple Support App or stop by MacMedics, and we can add it.