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.
Seriously, why are there no Jet Black AirPods?
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.