My apologies—I thought @jcenters had copied those release notes directly from Apple’s site, but it appears he reworded that one for the article. The word “counterfeit” is not in the original release notes either. @ddmiller’s quote is correct—Apple uses the term “genuine.”
- Adds the ability for Battery Health to inform users that it is unable to verify if a genuine Apple battery is in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
This doesn’t feel like that big of a deal to me. It’s just notifying the user, who presumably knows that the battery was replaced and might want to know that it wasn’t an Apple part if that’s what was promised.