Same Old Design
There had also been rumours of design changes — even something as basic as a new “grippier” coating — and the possibility of new colors. However, the second-generation AirPods appear to be physically identical to the original version in every way, and remain available only in white. While we have yet to see the new AirPods in person, it looks like you probably won’t even be able to tell them apart from the original 2016 model. If you’ve been hoping for a design change, this isn’t it.