Manzana has confirmed the new function of iOS 16 that detects if some AirPods they are original and have clarified that the user can continue pairing counterfeit headphones even though their performance may not be as expected.
The specialized portal 9to5Mac spotted this new feature in the code of the definitive version candidate (RC) of iOS 16 that Apple made available to developers on September 7.
Now, the Cupertino company has confirmed the feature on its support page after the official deployment of its new software update, which took place on September 12.
In it, Apple has recommended the user who receives an alert about the impossibility of verifying their AirPods to verify their authenticity by identifying both the model number of the headphones and that of their charging case.
The technology has also confirmed that the user can also connect the headphones from the Bluetooth Settings of the device. However, it has warned that its performance may not be as expected. Ultimately, Apple has directed the customer to contact their point of sale for more information.