New Colors and Coating
In addition to the previously mentioned “all-new design,” Apple may also give the AirPods some other aesthetic and physical upgrades. According to several past reports, that could include new color options and a new finish.
Back in February, Taiwan-based Economic Daily News reported that a future version of AirPods could come in a new black color option (although other colors weren’t mentioned, they could be a possibility). EDN also suggests that AirPods 3 would be produced with a new “grippier” surface coating, which may make it better-suited for workouts.