Apple to Release AirPods With New Coating and Black Color in the Spring

Apple is planning to release AirPods that feature a new surface coating, wireless charging, and a black color option, according to a report from Taiwanese Economic Daily News.

Apple supplier Inventec has been manufacturing the new AirPods and is ready to ship them in the spring, perhaps alongside the AirPower, which is now in mass production.

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Black AirPods from Colorware

Economic Daily Times says that the AirPods will be priced the same as the previous version, which was $159 in the United States, though curiously the site suggests the prior pricing was $199.

The information shared by the Taiwanese publication matches up with rumors that we heard earlier this week from MySmartPrice.

That rumor suggested both the AirPods and the Charging Case will be available in black and white, with the updated accessory to get a special matte coating that will "enhance grip."

We still don't know exactly when the AirPods are going to be released. Apple is holding an event on March 25, but it will focus on services and not hardware.

Apple could choose to release updated AirPods and perhaps the ‌AirPower‌ right around that time via press release rather than through a dedicated event.

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Top Rated Comments

McTool Avatar
44 months ago
Black colour would be great - more masculine.
No it’s not. That’s wannabe’s talk.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McTool Avatar
44 months ago
Has hell frozen over? Apple very rarely releases stuff in black, although they have done more recently (like the Mac mini and iMac Pro)
 has released hardware in black for decades.

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Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimUSCA Avatar
44 months ago
I'll believe it when I see it. Those white buds are really iconic to Apple's branding.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
groove-agent Avatar
44 months ago
Black colour would be great - more masculine.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DNichter Avatar
44 months ago
I’ll take a pair please. AirPods are one of my favorite Apple products.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WannaGoMac Avatar
44 months ago
New color! Can't innovate anymore my butt!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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