From checking serial numbers to packaging, there’s more than one way to know if your Magic Trackpad is original or fake.
- The best way to tell if your Magic Trackpad is fake is by entering its serial number into Apple’s "Check Coverage" website.
- This website will tell you if the Magic Trackpad is registered in Apple’s system, which all real Magic Trackpads are.
- You should also look for typos on the packaging and material of the accessory, and check if it connects with your Mac in the right way.
See also: How to spot a fake Apple Magic Mouse
Magic Trackpad is wireless and rechargeable, and it includes the full range of Multi-Touch gestures and Force Touch technology. Sensors underneath the trackpad surface detect subtle differences in the amount of pressure you apply, bringing more functionality to your fingertips and enabling a deeper connection to your content. It features a large edge-to-edge glass surface area, making scrolling and swiping through your favorite content more productive and comfortable than ever.
Magic Trackpad pairs automatically with your Mac, so you can get to work right away. The rechargeable battery will power it for about a month or more between charges, and it also includes a woven USB-C to Lightning Cable that lets you pair and charge by connecting to a USB-C port on your Mac.
Worried you have fake Magic Trackpad, or you may be about to buy one? This article provides some foolproof tips and tricks to help you spot fake Magic Trackpad.
How to Tell If Magic Trackpad is Fake: Check the Serial Number
The most foolproof way to tell if Magic Trackpad is fake is to go directly to the source: Apple. Apple has an online to check a product’s warranty status. Just enter the Magic Trackpad’ serial number and, if you find it there, it’s the real deal. If you don’t, you’ve spotted fake Magic Trackpad. Here’s what to do:
- In your web browser, go to Apple’s coverage checking tool.
- Find your Magic Trackpad’ serial number: The serial number of your Magic Trackpad is on the bottom surface of the device, along with other markings. It’s a string of 17 letters and numbers.
- Enter the serial number, the CAPTCHA and click Continue.
- If the tool returns information for that serial number (especially a valid purchased date), the Magic Trackpad is real.
How to Know If Magic Trackpad is Real: Try to Pair it
Another reliable way to tell if Magic Trackpad is fake is by doing something only authentic Magic Trackpad can do.
- Connect the Magic Trackpad to your Mac using the cable provided with your accessory.
- Slide the switch on your Magic Trackpad to on, so that the green is visible. Your Magic Trackpad then pairs with your Mac. That means your Magic Trackpad is the real thing.
- After the Magic Trackpad is paired with your Mac, you can disconnect the cable and use the accessory wirelessly.
- Your Magic Trackpad automatically connects to your Mac when Bluetooth is turned on. That means your Magic Trackpad is genuine.
- If you follow these steps but your accessory doesn’t pair with your Mac, we’re sorry to tell you, but your Magic Trackpad is probably fake.
How to Spot Fake Magic Trackpad: Packaging, Manufacturing, and More
Checking the serial number and Magic Trackpad-only features is the most reliable way to spot fake Magic Trackpad, but you can use some other methods. These options include some guessing, so we recommend the options from earlier in the article, but you can try these, too:
- Price: Apple products aren’t cheap. The retail price for Magic Trackpad is $129.00. If you paid much less than that—say, $50 for Magic Trackpad—it might not be real.
- Try Charging: When you connect your Magic Trackpad 2 to your Mac, it automatically charges. If it doesn’t get any power, it might be a fake.
- Build Quality: Apple is famous for the very high quality of its devices. The glass and aluminum material is high quality, the port and connector are tight and sturdy. If your Magic Trackpad seem a little low quality or the pieces are loose, you might have knock-off Magic Trackpad.
- Packaging: Check the box and manual for typos. Fake products are usually covered with English spelling and grammar errors.