Apple’s recent cannot verify AirPods” message, indicating the earbuds are possibly a knockoff of official AirPods.added for the , including a verification step for . If you’re connecting official AirPods or other compatible Bluetooth headphone devices, you likely won’t notice a difference. On the other hand, if attempting to connect earbuds that are fraudulently parading as AirPods, you may get a “
A prominent “Don’t Connect” button appears below the alert, but you should still be able to connect via the Bluetooth settings. Apple does warn, however, that the unverified devices may not perform as expected.
It’s unclear what performance issues users may experience when connecting unofficial AirPods. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
More to come.