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FauxPods hitting the streets

Apr 20, 20061 min
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If you see a guy selling iPods off a card table on the street, realize that the $20 price tag is too good to be true.

From the Imitation is The Sincerest Form of Flattery (or Copyright Infringement) Department, Apple warns that fauxPods are making the rounds.

The Nano and the Shuffle appear to be the most commonly counterfeited iPods. You can tell the fakes as they lack a dock connector and use nonstandard headphone jacks. Apple says fake Nanos also ship without the standard USB cable and feature a slightly longer screen than the real deal.

Another clue: They’re known as an iPed Nana and can be bought right next to a Realex watch.