Here’s what Apple’s AirPods would look like in Jet Black color, similar to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The AirPods managed to cause quite a stir when the product was initially introduced on stage during one of Apple’s media presentations. That stir has been followed up by consumer and critical validation when Apple finally managed to get the product up for sale via physical and digital stores, but have you ever wondered why the AirPods are manufactured and offered in glossy white, but no Jet Black exterior to match the extremely popular iPhone 7/7 Plus model?

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It’s probably fair to suggest that more than a handful of confused consumers must have wondered why Apple has simply launched the AirPods in glossy white to mimic its wired EarPods rather than taking the opportunity to push out the accessory in colors that match the various iPhone finishes.

Designer Martin Hajek – who crops up on an almost quarterly basis with some beautiful renderings of concept Apple products – has clearly had the same thoughts, leading to the creation of renders which visualize the AirPods with a Jet Black finish. And they are as beautiful and sleek as you would imagine.

A black gloss iPhone but no black Airpods? Why? What if Apple had done the new AirPods in black too? I modelled these earphones and rendered them in brand-new iPhone gloss black.

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Historically speaking, the earbuds which accompany any Apple mobile product, be it an iPhone or iPod, has been glossy white in their exterior. That finish is almost iconic and instantly lets you see when someone is using Apple’s earphones. However, with AirPods being a standalone product, and Apple selling them as an individual item rather than bundling them in with an iPhone or iPad, the opportunity was clearly there to sell the item with a variety of finishes, just like the company does with the iPhone, as well as other accessories like the official Apple Lightning Dock, but for whatever reason it decided not to.

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You only need to take a quick glance at the AirPods, and accompanying charging case, finished in gloss black to understand just how beautiful the product would be if Apple was to actually take inspiration and release it in this color.

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What are your thoughts on this exterior? Would you hold off on the purchase and wait for a Jet Black AirPods release if you knew it was coming?

(Source: Martin Hajek)

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