Black AirPods Anyone?

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  1. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Saw a post on Reddit and someone had found evidence of black AirPods in the latest version on macOS Sierra but didn't post a picture. I booted up my Mac, followed the path he used and found the image.

    I really hope Apple release AirPods in black and surprise us on Thursday by announcing them.

    Just thought I'd share this.

    EDIT: I know it's just an icon but this surely means something. Hopefully they're at least thinking about it.
     

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  2. beernut macrumors 6502

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    i feel the jaggy edges would hurt my ears after a few minutes of listening
     
  3. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    This would make sense to match the Jet Black and Black iPhones.
     
  4. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Probably not, most likely just a silhouette for them in a Settings page or Bluetooth pairing page
    Sorry bro
     
  5. SMIDG3T thread starter Suspended

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    That's what I thought... :(
     
  6. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    Jet black air pods, can u imagine the backorders? With 30-49% of the casings passing inspection
     
  7. Phillyphil0302 macrumors member

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    Nah, it'll be just some cheap plastic anyway, circa 3G, 3GS casing days
     
  8. FunkyTang macrumors 6502

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    Apple's goal is that the jet black ones won't come out until a couple of months after you bought the white ones...
     
  9. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. They usually have these icons shown on the top bar which is white in color, which probably explains why the icon is black
     
  10. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Black would be nice, but if I was going to buy anything with a W1 chip in it it'd be the solo3 or a hopefully unannounced third party set that didn't suck.
     
  11. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Someone speculated that dark AirPods icon is for when your menu bar is in normal mode (and white one in Dark Mode of course), which sound ridiculous but making sense if you looks at macOS menu bar.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Those were my thoughts. Likely releasing a black pair months later. Possibly around the March KeyNote perhaps. I actually prefer the white Airpods.
     
  13. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502

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    Most likely a status icon.

    I would buy these over white.
     
  14. MCube74 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe black AirPods may be announced soon when the white AirPods will be released for sale.
     
  15. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    It isn't going to happen. They have never introduced black EarPods so why would they release black AirPods
     
  16. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    That's not a valid reason why they wouldn't. They have released black accessories before and considering the popularity of the Matt and Jet black iPhone 7's it's quite possible they will.
     
  17. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    So why did they never release black EarPods before. Black has always been a popular colour with iPhones.
     
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  19. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    No it hasn't at least not as much as the black iPhone 7's. Besides not having released them before is hardly a precedent.
     
  20. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    And in turn, being wishful is hardly a precedence for Apple to release them. Llets wait and see if they announce something next year shall we. We don't even have the white AirPods yet with no idea as to whether they will even get those to market before xmas..
     
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    Can you post the file path? I want to nab this for a vector image
     
  22. SMIDG3T thread starter Suspended

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    Can't find it. Sorry. Should've posted the path originally. I'll have a quick look again.
     
  23. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    White or Black.

    It's a non issue.

    I'll be getting both.

    The question is: Can I mix them up when using?

     
  24. Traverse macrumors 603

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    For anyone curious: Machintosh HD -> System -> Library -> Search "AirPods" and you get several white and black images.
     

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