Original title: Chinese factories lending to get knock off of Apple's airplads pro to local buyers the day after us release
Netease technology news, Oct. 30, according to the South China Morning Post, although Apple's iPhone sales have been sluggish in the past few quarters, Apple Wireless Headset airpods has become the company's second best-selling product. Apple's airpods are so popular in China that many factories are scrambling to copy the latest models.
"We will soon sell the same earphones as Apple's airpods pro, in the next two to three days." Fu, a salesman selling electronic products in Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen, said on wechat. A few hours later, Apple released the airpods pro.
Apple's latest airpods Pro wireless headset has a built-in H1 chip, which can automatically reduce noise. Its official retail price in China is 1999 yuan, while the official price of airpods is 1558 yuan.
The airpods wireless headset has become Apple's second best-selling product in terms of overall iPhone sales in the past few quarters. Bernstein research estimates that in the three months to June 30, airpods sales soared 70% to about $2 billion.
Although more than 25 million people around the world own authentic airpods, many young people in the Chinese market wear fake Apple wireless headsets.
In a technology survey conducted in the Chinese market, more than 60% of people said that the airpods Pro was too expensive, 20% said they would buy it, and the rest said they would continue to use the old airpods.
There are hundreds of Shanzhai mobile phone manufacturers in Shenzhen, whose low-end function phones and smart phones are usually sold to countries with low purchasing power. According to Fu, the Shanzhai airpods is one of the most popular electronic products in Shenzhen.
According to different materials and processes, the price of these imitations is usually between 69 yuan and 299 yuan, which is only 4.4% and 19% of the retail price of the genuine products with wireless charging box.
"The 299 yuan headphones look like airpods, and when you pair them with your phone, you can even simulate the same animation on the iPhone screen," said Fu.
The commentary video on YouTube admired the Chinese made Shanzhai Apple headphones. Many people said that the $299 yuan Shanzhai headset not only looked exactly like the original version, but also had similar sound quality.
Fu said the price of the first fake airpods Pro may be a little high considering the mold cost of the new Apple headphones, but she expects the price to drop rapidly after the demand stabilizes.
"It's a market driven product, so I can't predict the price of the fake airpods Pro right now." Fu added. (Chen Chen)
Netease comments: if the technical strength is not bad, why not create a brand by yourself, and have to be a copycat?