Are the AirPods fashionable? The verdict is mixed for various Verge staffers, but Apple’s headphone design hasn’t changed much (sans cutting the cord) since they were introduced with the original iPod, and the AirPods 2 will likely keep a similar form. Rumors don’t point to an overhaul, though a recent tidbit from MacRumors claims that an Apple hardware supplier is making the next AirPods in a new black color option, and that it may add a matte texture to the AirPods, which would help them stay put in your ears.
It’s no secret that Apple has plans for AirPods that charge wirelessly. It showed AirPods charging on top of the delayed AirPower charging pad at one of its 2017 events, but AirPods that can charge wirelessly might have a slightly bigger case in order to fit a Qi charging coil, according to a rumor from 9to5Mac. But otherwise, wireless charging shouldn’t change the way they look.