How to detect if theses Apple Watch chargers are authentic

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Alexrat1996, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Alexrat1996 Suspended

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    I purchased two Apple Watch chargers for 15 bucks from a seller idk if there legit how can I find out I posted photos.
     

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  2. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    No expert but looks legit.

    It looks like the ones that comes with the Sport models.
     
  3. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    They look legit to me
     
  4. shortcrust macrumors 6502

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    Sounds daft, but I've bought fake apple cables and the only difference between them and the real ones was the smell. The fakes have a plastic/chemical smell. Apple's are odourless (to me anyway...).
     
  5. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    link i purchased it of mercari
     
  6. rigormortis, Nov 16, 2015
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    rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    maybe check about this mac, system report, usb, it should say

    "apple watch magnetic charging cable", and it would tell you it supports 1000 ma ( current available 1000, current required 500, extra operating current 500 ma. and give you the apple product ID and vendor ID numbers

    thats the only thing i can think of

    if system report says its not an apple one or its only capable of 500 ma, then its a dead giveaway that its a fake one. i think recent macs running el capitan should give you the correct charging currents.

    whats different between stainless steel and sport charging cables?

    i wouldn't know how to know if one is legitimate. system report is the only thing i could think of
     
  7. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    The pucks are different. The one in the picture is white plastic all around for the Sport model. The puck for the Watch model is stainless sides and bottom. I would guess the cables are the same.
     
  8. Alexrat1996 thread starter Suspended

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    i will test the both out it was at a cheap price compared to apple 30 buck one
     
  9. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    Just buy a cable from apple, and return the ones you think are fake. Apple will think they are authentic
     
  10. friednoodles macrumors regular

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    Check to see if they both have the four grey certification/recycling logos on the side of the charging puck (two either side of where the cable goes into the puck).
     

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