Arduino is shipping boards that are dramatically different than the ones shipped just a few months ago; the polyswitch could now be a different colour.
Well if that is the case, they sure better get a shuffle on and update the official Website
to that effect, or they are going to have a lot
of unhappy customers!
And you imagine they did not already know?
Are you suggesting that the Arduino folks are already aware of a counterfeit board @wazari972 just purchased?
While it is not the only
focus of their interest, I am suggesting that "counterfeits" are in themselves by no means a new phenomenon (ergo the page I cite), nor does wazari972 suggest that his source is a "fly-by-night" operation or that they have suddenly switched from providing "genuine" to "non-genuine" articles, so I would expect
the Arduino folks will have noted that supplier already and likely some time ago, either by simply reviewing the Web or even making the odd test purchase if the matter were that far in doubt.
Whether they can do
anything about it in regards to a supplier in China (Hong Kong) - that
was my point.