Leaked AirPods 2 Apple Ad Suggests Same Design as Current AirPods, No Sign of Black Color [Update: FAKE]

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Update: The "leaked Apple ad" has turned out to be a marketing stunt from a marketing company. It was specifically made in Apple's style with a fake back story for the purpose of deceiving rumor sites. We apologize for sharing the video and for the confusion.

Apple is said to be close to launching a new version of its AirPods, which rumors suggest could include "Hey Siri" functionality, a wireless AirPods charging case, a new coating, and perhaps a black color.

Ahead of the launch of the AirPods 2, a tipster sent MacRumors two videos that Apple may be planning to use show off the new earbuds. We've seen the two videos in their entirety, and can confirm that both have an Apple-like style that's reminiscent of the company's well-known iPod ads.

The dancer in the videos is silhouetted which largely hides the AirPods from view, but in one of the videos, she takes AirPods out of their case and puts them in her ears. In both videos, with the brightness adjusted, the AirPods are visible in her ears.

Unfortunately, there is no point in either video where the design of the second-generation AirPods is clearly visible, but we can garner some hints from what we can see. The second-generation AirPods look identical in design to the original AirPods, with no major changes apparent.

In both videos, the dancer whips her head around while wearing the AirPods, perhaps suggesting that Apple plans to market a version of the AirPods that better stays in the ears. That would be in line with rumors that have suggested the AirPods will feature a "new surface coating" that's more matte to enhance grip.

There is no sign of black AirPods in either video, despite rumors suggesting Apple is working on a black color. It's possible black AirPods are still in the works and are shown off in a different video that we haven't seen, and it's also possible Apple isn't planning to release black AirPods at this time.

Apple's AirPods are rumored to be coming soon, and while we haven't heard specific dates from a reliable source, March 29 has been mentioned as a possible launch date by sites without a proven track record. Apple is holding an event on March 25, and while rumors suggest it's going to be focused on software, new AirPods could still be announced at this event or shortly afterwards via press release.

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newyorksole

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I’m really surprised that they’re coming out so soon. They can easily sell the current model until September and release new ones for the holiday season.
 

Andronicus

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So is the “hey Siri” feature something that needs additional/different hardware? I thought it could be a software update.
 

jutdon84

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I never have had any trouble with them staying in (and I run with them), but better gripping is never a bad thing.

My case's battery has deteriorated significantly over the last few months (AirPods themselves are still going strong), so I'm still deciding whether to just buy the wireless-charging case or buy the next generation, but black AirPods would be an insta-buy for me (in case anyone was wondering).
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I’m really surprised that they’re coming out so soon. They can easily sell the current model until September and release new ones for the holiday season.
Considering on how low the available stock was for several months, I wonder if Apple figures the demand will be high regardless when they release it.
 
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PickUrPoison

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re: Hey Siri, it’s really not a rumor; in a recent iOS beta for 12.2 there were set up screens for Hey Siri that mention AirPods. It says, “Talk to Siri with your AirPods or iPhone by saying ‘Hey Siri’”
 
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Regarding the first gif (the dancer putting the airport in their ear)—I know the gif is colour corrected and has a hue-tint, but to me, the airpod looks a little green/teal, rather than white (even accounting for video colour adjustments).
 
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Analog Kid

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Does either video show the “Hey Siri” function? I don’t see anything here that suggests any new features or lack of new features...
 

Exile714

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So no LTE options? Literally worthless. Tim Cook is ruining Apple. Trash Can Mac Pro. Removed the headphone jack.

Or something like that? /S

I plan on getting a pair, but I am worried about the third gen coming out in a few months. The fact that they call these AirPods 2 gives me hope they won't do that.
 

Imdougurnot

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I never have had any trouble with them staying in (and I run with them), but better gripping is never a bad thing.

My case's battery has deteriorated significantly over the last few months (AirPods themselves are still going strong), so I'm still deciding whether to just buy the wireless-charging case or buy the next generation, but black AirPods would be an insta-buy for me (in case anyone was wondering).
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Considering on low the available stock was for several months, I wonder if Apple figures the demand will be high regardless when they release it.
Continuing...low availability now will probably prevent low availability during the holiday season. Thusly, selling more.
 

patent10021

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If there is no black I'm seriously going to go full medieval on Timmy's tush. Insert the ironic comment you are thinking here ______.

Can we say tush on MR? /S