This is a very good point, with the hopelessness for black I think I will put my order in now for some white ones! Now to other threads to find who is shipping them the fastest!I dont see an update on the color anytime because white earphones is an Apple signature. There are even some research paper written on the effects and how it changed the market. Also, look at the old iPod commercials.
It would be like changing iPhone name to something else if they make another color earphones.
Also, they have bought Beats where they can enjoy different colors/design implemantations.
With the current laissez faire attitude coming from Apple these days I wouldn't be surprised if they left the Airpods as is until 2020 when they HAVE to be updated to keep up to snuff with the competition. And since they're not licensing the W1 chip out I don't expect them to do much updating to it either. While I'm sure the markup for the Airpods could be up to 3X the cost to build they will probably milk this for a while... and move to giving them away free with iPhones when they are no longer "profitable" as they currently are while they are white hot.Does anyone have an educated guess of when/if the AirPods will receive an update anytime soon? And what would you guess the odds are they come in black?
Your welcome I have ordered mine from Apple.com but it seems like people are talking about BB ships faster these days. Maybe, if eneough people cancel and move to BB, we could get luckyThis is a very good point, with the hopelessness for black I think I will put my order in now for some white ones! Now to other threads to find who is shipping them the fastest!
I hope they continue to tinker with the design. I'd like to see a little more ergonomic design. Now that I'm seeing more and more of these in the wild, I see what the problem is that sometimes warrants the criticism of their looks. On some heads, the shape of the ear causes them to jut outward, like little wings. On the old EarPods, the wires pulled them downward and inward, so they didn't do that. Had Apple designed these from the ground up, they might have accounted for that by curving the stem ergonomically inward, or otherwise made changes that improved their looks regardless of head or ear shape. I also expect that Apples goal is to eliminate the stems such that they don't need to worry about that kind of thing at all. The ultimate goal would be to compact them so much, that the observer does not know a user is wearing them at all.Well the basic design should stay identical just the radio would be upgraded. If they are upgrading the iPhone to BT5 makes sense they would offer airpods to match.