Mockups Show AirPods in Apple's New Jet Black Color

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Inspired by Apple's new Jet Black color for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, designer Martin Hajek recently created a few mockups of what the company's all-new wireless AirPods could look like if the accessories had a similar dark color option.


    In his blog post, Hajek said he "modeled these earphones and rendered them in brand-new iPhone gloss black," making them visually identical to the new, shiny finish of the iPhone 7 in Jet Black.


    Hajek even visualized the AirPods charging case in Jet Black. When inside of the case, the AirPods can get up to 24 hours of battery life, according to Apple. On their own, the Bluetooth headphones have up to 5 hours of music playback on a full charge.


    Although most hardware announced at Apple's September 7 event is debuting later this week, on September 16, the AirPods still have an unspecified launch in "late October." If you want to check out more of Hajek's renderings of the Jet Black AirPods, visit the designer's website.

    Article Link: Mockups Show AirPods in Apple's New Jet Black Color
  2. Red Oak macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2011
  3. Supermacguy macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Nice, but the gold trim seems gaudy. Silver trim please.
  4. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2009
    it would never have the gold trim.. Looks nice though
  5. Alvi macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008
    Sweet but probably not gonna happen, white headphones are basically apple's signature...
  6. captain kaos macrumors 65816

    captain kaos

    Jan 16, 2008
    Now THAT'S the colour to make them in. The white ones just don't look right.
  7. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    And why Jet black? They'd need to make gold and rose gold AirPods as well, those are popular colors
  8. yesjam macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2014
    Firstly, nice "rumour," lol.

    Secondly, these look like every other cheap pair of earbuds on the market. While the AirPods look stupid in white, they look stupid and cheap in black.
  9. RowellE macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2012
  10. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
  11. Schwyz, Sep 14, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016
  12. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I have a feeling that these AirPods are going to be tough to come by for a while - kind of like the Pencil last year.

    I also bet by next year they'll arrive in multiple colours, just like the iPhone dock accessory. Or maybe at launch they'll surprise us with multiple colours?
  13. smacrumon, Sep 14, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016

    smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    With respect to the person who took time to mock up the black AirPods, they look unattractive in shiny black, they aren't on brand, plastic looks cheap, just like any other junk stock standard earphones out there. Maybe silver or gold or rose gold might work or matt black, but this shiny black just looks cheap.

    Solid rose gold:

  14. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Wow, the new phone is released in a few days and this is on the front page?

    What is next, the picture your kid drew at school?

    MacRumor Contributor's child Draws House and Sun in Crayon With Guy Holding the New iPhone
  15. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    Makes you wonder why Apple didn't include this color scheme
  16. Mr Fusion macrumors 6502a

    Mr Fusion

    May 7, 2007
    You should be so lucky to receive such quality renderings. Lest we forget the cardboard Apple Watch mockups? :D

    It doesn't matter how good the idea is, Apple would never take an idea from a forum or some dude on the 'Net because we are beneath them. Would they steal shamelessly though from the App Store and other corporations? You betcha! ;)
  17. Boatboy24 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2011
    1 Infinite Loop
    MUCH better than white. Make 'em in 'regular' black and I might look into them. Lose the gold trim though.
  18. Phil in ocala Suspended

    Phil in ocala

    Jul 14, 2016
    I use an ipod shuffle and ear buds when I go horse back riding on trail...sometime the ear bud comes out of my ear....but the cord prevents me from losing them....with the wireless...It would be a disaster.
  19. rockyromero macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2015
    Production of the W1 would be the reason for this.

    This is more probable due to the ramping up process.

    Additionally, I believe that Apple wants to be cautious with the Airpods.

    Avoiding any backlash is important in the early stages.

  20. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Gold or Rose Gold Airpods.
    How guady.
  21. rockyromero macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2015
    Initially, yes.

    Later on, probably, based on the Beats X rollout.

  22. Rocketman macrumors 603


  23. Gudi macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2013
    Berlin, Berlin
    Black plastic looks ugly, there is a reason Apple doesn't use it.
  24. newyorkone macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2009
    Apple needs to hire this guy. Bring in fresh blood. Too much group think at Apple these days, I suspect...

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