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Why didn’t Apple make these stunning jet black AirPods for the iPhone 7?

Published Sep 13th, 2016 8:00PM EDT
iPhone 7 Jet Black AirPods
Image: Martin Hajek

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Based on the reviews, Apple has another pair of winners on its hands with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The two phones might look nearly identical to last year’s models, but with updated cameras, faster processors and a missing headphone jack, there are plenty of significant changes to attract potential upgraders.

There’s also a new accessory—AirPods—which have been far more divisive than the lack of headphone jack so far. Generally, reviewers seem to be keen on the wireless headphones, but there is one glaring mistake…

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Where are the jet black AirPods to go with the jet black iPhone?

Now that the iPhone 7 has been unveiled, designer Martin Hajek doesn’t have to make mockups of the phone any more, but that hasn’t stopped him from giving a welcome visual refresh to the phone’s most important accessory.

Here are Hajek’s 3D renderings of the jet black AirPods, which really should exist:

The new jet black color option has proven to be just as popular as the rose gold option last year, so why not slap it on the AirPods as well? Sadly, Apple didn’t, so we’ll just have to stare longingly at Hajek’s models for now.

Once you’re done staring, why not see how fast the iPhone 7 really is? You can also find out how to get an iPhone 7 on launch day without a preorder, if you like.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.