9 out of 10 iPhone accessories sold on Amazon are fake, Apple warns and sues
According to Apple, which demands up to $150,000 per copyright violation and a hefty $2 million per trademark infringement, said products have the potential to overheat, catch fire, or deliver an electric shock. Examination has revealed that some lack adequate insulation and have insufficient spacing between low voltage and high voltage circuits, leading to the aforementioned risks.
On Amazon, these products are marked as sold by Apple and are described with photos of real Apple accessories, but in reality, they may be sourced from Mobile Star and other companies, instead of being genuine Apple accesories. This makes the counterfeit items difficult to distinguish.
Apple hasn't issued a statement for the lawsuit, but writes the following in its pages: