Apple to Release AirPods With New Coating and Black Color in the Spring

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    Apple is planning to release AirPods that feature a new surface coating, wireless charging, and a black color option, according to a report from Taiwanese Economic Daily News.

    Apple supplier Inventec has been manufacturing the new AirPods and is ready to ship them in the spring, perhaps alongside the AirPower, which is now in mass production.

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    Economic Daily Times says that the AirPods will be priced the same as the previous version, which was $159 in the United States, though curiously the site suggests the prior pricing was $199.

    The information shared by the Taiwanese publication matches up with rumors that we heard earlier this week from MySmartPrice.

    That rumor suggested both the AirPods and the Charging Case will be available in black and white, with the updated accessory to get a special matte coating that will "enhance grip."

    We still don't know exactly when the AirPods are going to be released. Apple is holding an event on March 25, but it will focus on services and not hardware.

    Apple could choose to release updated AirPods and perhaps the AirPower right around that time via press release rather than through a dedicated event.

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  2. groove-agent macrumors 6502a

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    Black colour would be great - more masculine.
     
  3. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    Has hell frozen over? Apple very rarely releases stuff in black, although they have done more recently (like the Mac mini and iMac Pro)
     
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    Ok at this point literally every day the story changes Spring, Fall, now back to Spring.......I guess we'll see.
     
  5. TimUSCA macrumors 6502a

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    I'll believe it when I see it. Those white buds are really iconic to Apple's branding.
     
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    Very interesting. Onleaks has a good track record, and is saying it's coming out in fall.
     
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    So this is just a new color addition? Do we get any additional functionality with this device?
     
  9. McTool macrumors 6502

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    No it’s not. That’s wannabe’s talk.
     
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    The black looks nice and I would be tempted to try a pair (if it came to fruition). Hopefully, I could get it to fit.
     
  11. McTool macrumors 6502

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     has released hardware in black for decades.
     

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  12. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

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    I think a price increase is a certainty with new technologies and coating techniques. The current price is an absolute bargain versus the competition, so Apple has a lot of room for price growth while continuing to have the market leading product. $199 would still be very cheap. I wouldn't be surprised if it's nearer to $249.
     
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    Hopefully there'll be Black options available + sweat-resistance for when I'm working out/running. I am on my third pair of AirPods (since 2016) because of this, but damn are they are a necessity at the gym.
     
  14. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    how about matte black, that'd be nice. white just sticks out like a sore thumb.
     
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    After having AirPods for over 2 years I may just wait until Apple releases a new version with some improvements, not just the color. I think in the future we will see more colours of AirPods.
     
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    I’ll take a pair please. AirPods are one of my favorite Apple products.
     
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    Unfortunately for me, the ear pods fall off from my ears. I tried every gimmick including attaching after market pod covers, band aid etc., to increase size of the pod.
     
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    These will definitely be released by the time the final iOS 12.2 build is ready (March or April for sure). I was hoping to see them hit stores sooner though.
     
  21. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Making it available in black is one step less douchey plus it doesn't get as dirty as white. Is that enough though to overlook the douchey stems? Guess time will tell when seen in public.
     
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    Its also insecurity talk. Hah!
     
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    Ummmm... iPhones since ages ago.
     

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