Why are there no Jet Black Apple AirPods? New concept shows how they would look like


Apple has removed the headphone jack on its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and there's really no problem with that. The world is ready for this transition.

We're kidding, of course. It's going to be a bumpy ride for many people used to their perfectly good headphones, but not only for them: a ton of people connect their iPhones to their home stereo system, while others hook it up to their car audio system to listen to music via an AUX cable. And there's a lot of other devices that connect via the headphone jack.

Nonetheless, Apple has done it. The company believes in a future of wireless audio and it's hard to argue against that. Nobody really likes cables, either.

To help bring that future earlier, though, Apple has one important argument in the headphone space: the brand new AirPods, its $160 wireless earbuds that look like a tiny toothbrush in your hair and that clip magnetically to a dental floss-like case that also doubles as a charger. Enough with the dental analogies. They are tiny and very lightweight, and this helps them stay in your ear even when you're jogging or riding your bike, and Apple is marketing them as headphones for sports, not just casual use. And they are white.

Apple's new iPhone 7, on the other hand? Not white. In fact, Apple has saved no effort to show how complicated is the process of making the Jet Black iPhone 7. The other new matte black color option for the iPhone 7 is also gorgeous. Both are hard to find and you'd have to wait a long time to be able to buy these particular colors, as everyone wants them.

So why are Apple's new AirPods not black? It makes no sense, but in case you wondered what black AirPods would look like, the always-excellent designer Martin Hajek has made some mock-ups to visualize that. Splendid, aren't they? Take note, Apple, making these black might at least have less people seeing these as mini tooth-brushes in your ears.


source: Martin Hajek

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10 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Title should say, shows what they would look like** just drop the like if want to keep how.

5. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Or indeed "how they would look", both versions work, just no need to add both together! :D

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol, never going to happen, every penny counts for Apple, product quality be damned. They removed the headphone jack to push product, specifically beats, so they can't undercut them or out do them design wise.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

...because Apple is *White*.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

back then, apple is red

3. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The Airpods are in White only because white earphones have been a symbol of apple since the early days of the iPod, so when you see someone with white earphones in you instantly "think" they have a iPod or more likely a iPhone. Is a marketing ploy that has worded fantastically, like the orange padding on walkman headphones.

6. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Which is a shame since the white pods really stick out and would look less odd if it was darker. Not to mention it would match the darker coloered phones as well. Hell all OEMs should color match accessories to the color options available to the phone if possible.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1931; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Nothing a little spray paint can't fix. :D

9. Fona13A unregistered

Because options are hard!

10. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Product Red variant would look pretty nice.

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